Canvas Release Notes Archive

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Canvas releases take place every three weeks and deploy new code to the production environment. 

 

Filtered Release List
The Canvas release list filters results for production release notes with the newest release first.

 

Comprehensive Archive

This archive is a single document that includes links to all Canvas releases displayed in a comprehensive list with the newest release first. Release notes originate with the Canvas community launch in April 2015.

 

This archive is useful if you want to see when a new Canvas feature, updated feature, other update, or API was deployed without having to view all release notes individually.

  • To view specific details for a release, click the name of the release in the table of contents.
  • To view the direct release notes, click the name of the release in the table of contents, then click the release's section heading.

 

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-12-08)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Blueprint Course Feature Option Enforcement

  • Conferences: Observer Removal Checkbox

  • Course Settings: Navigation Home Link Menu Removal

  • Dashboard: Card View Course Ordering

  • Rich Content Editor: HTML5 Media Recorder

  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Moderated Marking Audit Trail

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log

    • Courses API
    • SIS Import Errors API
    • SIS Imports API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Calendar, Conversations, Course Settings, Dashboard, Files, Permissions, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics, Settings, SpeedGrader

  • Assignments: Google Drive LTI Group Submissions

  • Course Import: File Upload Questions

  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard and Trust Accounts, Midnight Due Dates

  • Gradebook: CSV Upload and Custom Gradebook Columns

  • Modules: Module Progression and Section Specific Discussions

  • Notifications: Inactive Enrollments

  • Outcomes: Learning Mastery Gradebook Error

  • Quizzes: Numerical Answers and Formula Item Decimal Places

  • Settings: Flickr Course Card Image Search

  • SpeedGrader: Rubric Ratings Alignment

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-11-17)

Updated Features

  • Commons: Favorite Content
  • Moderated Grading: Learning Mastery Gradebook Outcomes Display
  • New Gradebook: Anonymous Assignment Disabled Sort Column
  • Notifications: Observed Student Names
  • Rich Content Editor: Student Embedded Image File Uploads

 

Other Updates

  • Accessibility: Screen Reader and Browser Support

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Calls
    • Changes: Roles API
    • Additions: LTI Variable Substitutions
    • Removals: Planner API
  • API Responses
    • Changes: Assignments API, Rubrics API
    • Additions: SIS Imports API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Course Settings, External Apps, Outcomes, People, Quizzes, SpeedGrader, User Settings
  • API: Response Header Links, Users API
  • Assignments: External Tool Submission Uploads, Moderation Page Availability
  • Blueprint Courses: Quiz Statistics Multiple Choice Question and Blueprint Sync
  • Calendar: Allow Students to See Time Slots Scheduler Option
  • Course Import: MasteryPaths Non-Assignment Import Locking, Practice Quiz Quiz Statistics, Question Bank Images
  • Dashboard: Alerts Dismissal Error
  • Notifications: Anonymous Grading Late Assignment Notifications
  • Outcomes: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook and Observer Roles
  • Permissions: SIS Enrollments
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Images
  • Rubrics: Trust Account Rubrics Visibility
  • SIS: Graded Item Deletion and Character Limits
  • SpeedGrader: Free-Form Comments Display

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-10-27)

New Features

  • Analytics: Analytics Beta LTI

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Google Drive and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Status
  • Commons: Approved Content, Curator Permission, Search Settings
  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard Calendar Event View, List View Dashboard Grades Link Update, Student Dashboard Sidebar Updates
  • Developer Keys: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Anonymity
  • New Gradebook: SIS ID Filter
  • Moderated Grading: SpeedGrader Maximum Grader Access
  • Rich Content Editor: HTML5 Media Recorder (Beta Only)

 

Other Updates

  • Dashboard: Dashboard Page Icon Update
  • Student Context Cards: Profile Initials

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Calls
    • Changes: Conversations API, Quiz Extensions API, Quiz Submissions API
    • Additions: Plagiarism Detection Platform Assignments API, Plagiarism Detection Submissions API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Modules, Gradebook, Login, New Gradebook, Rich Content Editor
  • Announcements: Google Sites RSS Feeds
  • Calendar: All-Day Events, To Do Events and Instructor Roles
  • Conversations: Conversation Messages and Trust Accounts
  • Quizzes: Quiz Moderation and Inactive Users
  • Quizzes.Next: Latex Equations and Quiz Feedback
  • Rich Content Editor: Math Advanced Equation Editor Previews
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading Sort Consistency, Rubrics Free-Form Comment Reuse

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-10-06)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

October 4–8: Analytics Beta LTI (Beta Environment)

Beginning October 4, Analytics Beta will be added as an LTI tool in all Canvas beta accounts. Production availability will be part of the following Canvas release. For full details about this feature, please see the Canvas Release: Analytics Beta (Course Grade).

 

October 27: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement

On October 27, the Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to Canvas admins. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14).

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Anonymous Instructor Annotations Feature Option
  • Dashboard: List View Dashboard Dismissed Alerts, List View Dashboard Peer Review Items
  • Discussions: Section-Specific Discussions Workflow Update
  • DocViewer: Document Rotation
  • Grades: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement
  • Languages: Right-to-Left Language Support Enforcement
  • Outcomes: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook Unassessed Aligned Outcome Items
  • Permissions: Moderate Grade Permission Removal
  • Quizzes.Next: Restrict Student Results Option

 

Other Updates

  • Announcements: Profile Initials
  • People: Profile Initials
  • Rich Content Editor: Mark Text Element
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading SpeedGrader Options
  • User Navigation: Profile Initials

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Calls
    • Changes: Accounts API, Courses API, Uploading Files
    • Additions: Groups API
    • Removals: Uploading Files
  • API Responses
    • Changes: OAuth2 Endpoints
    • Additions: Courses API
  • External Tools: Embedded Assignment LTI Launch Points

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Gradebook, Statistics
  • API: Users API
  • Calendar: Event Attendees Label, Calendar iCS Host URL
  • DocViewer: Highlight Color
  • Quizzes: Public Course Anonymous Submission Quiz Statistics
  • SpeedGrader: Saved Comment Truncation

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-09-15)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

October 6: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement

On October 6, the Non-Scoring Rubrics feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to all users. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Release: Non-Scoring Rubrics.

 

October 27: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement

On October 27, the Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to Canvas admins. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14).

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Bulk Select Final Moderated Grades, Moderated Student Name SpeedGrader Links
  • Conferences: WebRTC Web Screen Share, HTML5 Mobile Browser Support
  • DocViewer: Anonymous Grading Annotated Comments
  • Gradebook: CSV Import Custom Column Support
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: User Pagination
  • New Gradebook: Integration ID Secondary Info Option, New Gradebook and SpeedGrader Section Filtering
  • People: Profiles Last Attended Date
  • Permissions: Role Name Formatting, Create Discussions Permission
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Comments PDF Export, Moderated Grading Rubric Review

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Default Course Color Values
  • Dashboard: Default Course Color Values
  • Languages: Greek, Hungarian, and Ukrainian

 

Platform/Integration

  • Additions API Calls: Custom Gradebook Columns API, LTI Variable Substitutions, SIS Imports API
  • Additions API Responses: Accounts API, Blueprint Courses API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Analytics, Announcements, Course Settings, Dashboard, MasteryPaths, Permissions, Profile Pictures, Rich Content Editor, Theme Editor
  • Announcements: Section Order
  • API: Calendar Events API Start and End Dates
  • Assignments: Assignment Due Date Seconds, Muted Assignment Student Comments
  • Blueprint Courses: Course Date Sync
  • Calendar: Instructor Calendar To-Do Dates
  • Conversations: Student Replies and Admin Messages
  • Discussions: Section Order
  • Global Navigation: Menu Width
  • Modules: Module LTI Assignment Duplication
  • People: Account Last Login Sort Order
  • Permissions: LTI Add / Edit Permission
  • Quizzes: Embedded Quiz Image URLs
  • Reports: SIS Export and Blueprint Course ID
  • Rich Content Editor: Multiple Subfolders and Folder Sidebar

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-08-25)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

October 6: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement
On October 6, the Non-Scoring Rubrics feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to all users. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Release: Non-Scoring Rubrics.

Updated Features

  • Calendar: External Feed Scheduler Appointment Details
  • Dashboard: List View and Mark as Done Module Requirements
  • Gradebook: Learning Mastery Gradebook Filter Options
  • Grades: Student Learning Mastery Gradebook Outcome Icons
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Assignment Hidden Submission Details
  • Users: Self-Registration Observer Pairing Code Changes

 

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: New Gradebook Feature Option Change
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Admin Tools, Announcements, Courses, Dashboard, Discussions, Files, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics, Theme Editor
  • API: SIS Import API
  • Courses: Account Search Errors
  • Modules: Module Duplication Omissions
  • Quizzes: Disabled Third-Party Cookie Launch in Chrome, Numerical Answer Question Negative Values
  • Rich Content Editor: Link to URL and Internet Explorer 11, Table Edits and Internet Explorer Edge
  • Terms: Default Term Names

 

Canvas Release Notes (2018-08-04)

New Features

  • Dashboard: Student To Do List

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Google and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Processing Notification
  • Calendar: New Scheduler Workflow Enforcement
  • Developer Keys: Test Environment Access Option
  • DocViewer: Stacking Replies
  • Gradebook: Export/Import CSV Custom Column Visibility
  • New Gradebook: CSV Export/Import Custom Column Visibility, Minimum Column Width Change
  • Rich Content Editor: Longdesc Whitelist
  • SIS: Bulk Grade Passback Sync
  • SpeedGrader: Moderated Grading Excused Assignment Exemptions

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Quizzes.Next Beta Label Removal
  • Languages: Welsh

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Changes: Outcome Results API, Outcomes Data Format Documentation
  • API Additions: Outcome Results API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Files, Groups, Login, Notifications, Rubrics, Syllabus, Theme Editor
  • API: Assignments API
  • Assignments: Media Comment Uploads and Submission Details Page
  • Blueprint Courses: Announcements Blueprint Lock Icon and Brand Configuration Color, Course Start and End Dates and Associated Course Sync
  • ePortfolios: Comments and ePortfolio Downloads
  • Gradebook: Concluded Course Enrollments and Gradebook CSVs
  • New Gradebook: Concluded Enrollments and Empty Rows
  • Notifications: Announcement Notification HTML Email Formatting
  • Permissions: View SpeedGrader Link and Custom Roles
  • SpeedGrader: Additional SpeedGrader Scrollbars and Windows 10, Outcomes Extra Credit Feature Application

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

August 4: New Scheduler

On August 4, the New Scheduler feature option will be enabled for all institutions currently using the Scheduler feature in the Calendar. Institutions not using the Scheduler will not be affected. For more information about New Scheduler, please review the New Scheduler documentation. Existing enhancement ideas for this feature can be viewed in Canvas studio; new ideas should include the scheduler tag.

New Features

  • Assignments: Anonymous Moderated Grading
  • Grades: Non-Scoring Rubrics
  • Users: Self-Registration Observer Pairing Codes

 

Updated Features

  • Commons: Grade/Level Search Filter Design Update
  • Developer Keys: API Key Management and Token Scoping
  • Permissions: New User Interface

 

Other Updates

  • Pages: Wiki Terminology Update
  • Quizzes.Next: Course Home Page Quiz/Test Button View
  • SpeedGrader: Menu Icon Changes
  • User Settings: Delete My Account Button Removal (International Users Only)

 

API

  • API Changes: Plagiarism Platform APIs
  • API Additions: Proficiency Ratings, API Token Scopes

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Global Navigation
  • API: Courses API
  • Assignments: Concluded Enrollments and External Tools, Multiple Assignment Groups and Index Page Loading, Multiple Enrollment Assignment Access, Course Import, Numerical Answer and Scientific Notation
  • Courses: New Course Search Validity, Global Announcements, Account User Role Access
  • Modules: Course Content Order Display
  • SpeedGrader: New Gradebook Late Policy and Grading Status

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-06-23)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

August 4: New Scheduler

On August 4, the New Scheduler feature option will be enabled for all institutions currently using the Scheduler feature in the Calendar. Institutions not using the Scheduler will not be affected. For more information about New Scheduler, please review the New Scheduler documentation. Existing enhancement ideas for this feature can be viewed in Canvas studio; new ideas should include the scheduler tag.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Course and People Search Enforcement
  • Calendar: Events Duplication
  • Discussions: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Discussions
  • Modules: Modules Duplication
  • New Gradebook: Grade Detail Tray Access Button

 

Other Updates

  • Authentication: SAML2 Processing

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Change Log

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Courses, Global Navigation, People, Rich Content Editor
  • Blueprint Courses: Muted Assignment Status, Close Icon and Course Settings Page
  • Calendar: New Scheduler Edit View Calendar Button Formatting
  • Dashboard: Course Card Closed Discussion Indicators
  • Gradebook: Zero Value Grading Scheme Edits
  • New Gradebook: Zero Point Assignments and Complete/Incomplete Status Changes
  • Permissions: Import Content Link
  • Quizzes: Quiz Type Change and Individual Student Differentiation
  • Rich Content Editor: Course Quota Limit Error

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-06-02)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Right-to-Left Language Support
  • Authentication: SAML Login Attribute Domain Option
  • Conferences: Recording Formats and Statistics
  • DocViewer: Image Support, Instructor Annotation Management, Non-Author Annotation Comments, Comment Truncation, Comment Display Order, Comment Padding
  • User Settings: Gradebook CSV Separator Preferences

 

Other Updates

  • Outcomes: Import Error and Warning Functionality Clarification
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Course Navigation Link Name Consistency
  • Rubrics: Account and Course Order
  • SIS Import: SIS File Refactor Feature Option Enforcement

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Additions: Content Exports API, External Tools API, Grade Passback External Tools Documentation, Scopes API, Submissions API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Course Import, Dashboard, Files, Login, Outcomes, People, Theme Editor
  • Course Import: Page History and File Link Functionality
  • ePortfolios: File Links and Trust Accounts
  • Gradebook: Muted Assignment Comments
  • Notifications: Created Assignments and Previously Assigned Students
  • People: Student Context Card and Concluded Enrollments
  • Permissions: Subaccounts and Blueprint Courses
  • Rubrics: Grade Page Rubric Ratings

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-05-12)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

SIS File Refactor: June 2

On June 2, the SIS File Refactor account-level feature option will be enabled for all institutions.

 

Account Course & User Search: June 2

On June 2, the Course & User Search account-level feature option will be enabled for all institutions.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Right-to-Left Language Support (announced in beta only; not deployed to production)
  • Announcements: Comment Setting Persistence
  • User Settings: Yo Web Service

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Submission Details Page Sidebar Terminology Update
  • Files: Settings Menu Icon Update
  • Global Navigation: Help Customization Link Section Anchor Tag
  • Permissions: See Other Users’ Primary Email Address, View Login IDs for Users

 

Platform/Integration

  • API Changes: Accounts API, Courses API, User Observees API
  • API Additions: Accounts API, Communication Channels API, Enrollments API, Roles API, Submissions API, Users API, User Observees API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Courses, Notifications, People, SpeedGrader
  • API: Courses API
  • Assignments: Duplicated or Unmuted Assignments Validity Error, Peer Reviews and Rubric Removal, Section Date Term Override Error
  • Blueprint Courses: Module Lock Dates
  • Gradebook: Grading Period Placement and Due Date Changes
  • New Gradebook: Grading Periods and Enrollment Visibility
  • People: New Account People Page and Add People Button, Deleted Enrollments, and Test Students
  • Quizzes: Auto-Graded Quiz Changes and Grading History Accuracy

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-04-21)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Dashboard Default View
  • Conferences: Individual Recording Deletion
  • Discussions: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Discussions
  • Rich Content Editor: Inline Preview Document Height, Word Counter
  • SpeedGrader: Outcomes Extra Credit

 

Other Updates

  • Announcements: Reply Icon Update
  • SIS Imports: SIS File Refactor

 

Platform/Integration

  • Accounts API
  • Courses API
  • Discussion Topics API
  • Modules API
  • Sections API
  • SIS Import Errors API
  • SIS Import Format Documentation
  • SIS Imports API
  • Users API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Courses, New Gradebook, Outcomes, Pages, People
  • Announcements: Posted Date Display
  • Assignments: Student Rubric Range Results
  • Blueprint Courses: File Replacement, MasteryPath Assignments, Module Prerequisites, Renamed Folders
  • Courses: New Courses Page and Instructor Show More Link
  • Gradebook: SpeedGrader Link and Trust Accounts, Weighted Assignment Groups and CSV Exports
  • People: Act as User and Custom Admin Roles
  • Permissions: See the List of Users and Admin Roles
  • Rich Content Editor: Embedded Video Files in Firefox, Video Links
  • SIS Import: SIS Import Error
  • User Settings: Language Notifications

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-03-31)

New Features

  • Outcomes: Bulk Import, Outcome Edit Functionality, Manage Rubrics Button Update
  • Reports: Outcome Export, Outcome Results and Student Competency

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Similarity Detection Platform Originality Score Default
  • DocViewer: Non-Author Annotation Comments, Annotation Comment Icon, Free Draw Stroke Widths
  • New Gradebook: Filter Persistence, Display Grade Assignment Grading Scheme, Grading Scheme Entry Menu, Complete/Incomplete Entry Menu, Grade Detail Tray Final Grade Calculation Warning Icon

 

Other Updates

  • Browsers: IE11 Functional Support
  • Dashboard: Coming Up List Calendar Link

 

Platform/Integration

  • Account Reports API: Date and Time Report Object
  • Calendar Events API: Calendar Event [All Day] Parameter
  • Custom Gradebook Columns API: Read Only Column Object Status and Endpoint
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Course Group ID Variable
  • Outcomes API: Updated Rubrics Outcome Object
  • Outcome Imports API: Import Outcomes and Get Outcome Import Status Endpoints
  • Outcomes Import Format Documentation: Outcomes CSV Format
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Enrollments CSV Enrollment Start and End Date Fields
  • Users API: List Counts for To Do Items Endpoint

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Conversations, New Gradebook, People
  • Account Settings: New Gradebook Feature Option
  • Announcements: Delayed Until Date and Course Home Page
  • Assignments: Concluded Submission Downloads and Empty ZIP Files
  • Blueprint Courses: Assignment Group Drop Rules, Deleted Assignment Groups, Deleted Locked Assignments, Deleted Modules Exception Message, Deleted Question Bank Quiz Questions, Deleted Quiz Question Groups, Graded As Assignment Options and Locked Point Attributes
  • Collaborations: Google Canvas Authentication
  • Course Import: Schoology Pages
  • Enrollments: Courses List and Inactive Enrollment Visibility
  • Files: Mobile Apps and Trust Accounts
  • New Gradebook: Display Grade Assignment Grading Scheme
  • Pages: Revision History and Deleted Pages
  • People: User Details Profile Picture Unauthorized Error
  • SIS: SIS Import Response JSON and Data Counts

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-03-10)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

IE11 Functional Support: March 31

On March 31, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will transition from a fully supported browser to a functionally supported browser. As future Canvas releases take place, Internet Explorer may begin to exhibit slight visual differences from other browsers, but these differences will not restrict product functionality or accessibility.

 

LDAP No TLS Support: March 31

On March 31, Canvas will no longer support the No TLS option for LDAP authentication. In the Canvas authentication page, the TLS preference should be updated to either Simple TLS or Start TLS. Institutions should work with their LDAP vendor to encrypt traffic and verify their TLS port.

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Course and People Search, Profile Picture Gravatar Setting
  • Announcements: Courses Page Design Updates, Section-Specific Announcements, Allow Comments Option
  • Authentication: SAML Message Signing Algorithm

 

Other Updates

  • Outcomes: Menu Icon Update

 

Platform/Integration

  • Account Notifications API: User Endpoint Clarifications
  • Account Reports API: Report Parameters Object True and False Values
  • Custom Gradebook Columns API: Custom Column Object Column ID and Visibility
  • External Tools API: User Navigation Documentation Clarification
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Group Variables, Membership and Roles Clarifications
  • Submissions API: Submitted_Since Parameter

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, New Gradebook
  • Announcements: Add Announcement Sections View
  • Assignments: Due Date Validation and Availability Dates
  • Authentication: SAML Message Signing Algorithm
  • Blueprint Courses: Account-level Outcome Associated Course Sync
  • Collaborations: Google Docs Course User List
  • Course Import: Course Copies and External URL Modifications
  • Dashboard: Recent Activity and Card View Option
  • DocViewer: PDF Download Comment Replies
  • Files: Multi-Extension Duplicate File Identifiers
  • Gradebook: Gradebook CSV Exports and Trust Accounts, New Gradebook Excused Assignments, New Gradebook Late Policy and External Tool Submissions
  • Groups: Global Navigation Groups Link
  • MasteryPaths: Next and Previous Buttons for Instructor and Admin Roles
  • Notifications: Graded Quizzes and Observer Roles, Section-Specific Announcements
  • Permissions: Admin Role External Tool Launch Parameters, Manage SIS Data and Subaccount Admins
  • Quizzes: Edited Quizzes and Until Date Seconds
  • Reports: MGP Report Export Failure
  • Rich Content Editor: Equation Images and Microsoft Edge
  • Rubrics: Hide Scoring Totals and Submission Details page
  • Theme Editor: Main Text Color and Unpublished Course Titles
  • SpeedGrader: DocViewer Annotations and Graded Discussion Attachments

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-02-17)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

LDAP No TLS Support: March 31

On March 31, Canvas will no longer support the No TLS option for LDAP authentication. In the Canvas authentication page, the TLS preference should be updated to either Simple TLS or Start TLS. Institutions should work with their LDAP vendor to encrypt traffic and verify their TLS port.

 

Related Product Updates

 

Canvas Data Live Events: February 17

On February 17, live events will be available in Canvas Data in the production environment and conforms to the Caliper 1.1 standard. Live events is not available for testing in the beta environment. For more details, please see the Live Events configuration document in the Canvas Data community space.

Updated Features

  • Assignments: GPA Scale Grading Type Removal, Individually Graded Group Assignment Comment Options
  • Conversations: Autocomplete Courses Menu
  • Courses: Course Home Page Student View Button
  • Global Announcements: Trust Account Domain Restrictions
  • New Gradebook: Entered Grades Calculation Value
  • People: Last Attended Date
  • Permissions: Modify Login Details for Users Subaccount Permission
  • Reports: Grade Export Unposted Columns, MGP Grade Export Unposted Columns, SIS Export Group Categories

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Scheduler Design Updates, Modules Files Download Icon Update, Terms of Use Terminology Update

 

Platform/Integration

  • Assignments API: GPA Scale Value (Deprecated)
  • Authentication: Entity IDs and SAML
  • Courses API: Default View Parameter
  • Discussion Topics API: Specific Sections Parameter
  • Group Categories API: SIS Group Category ID and SIS Import ID Parameters
  • Groups API: SIS Group ID Parameter
  • LTI: User Navigation Menu LTI Tool Visibility
  • Plagiarism Detection Platform Users API: Group Index Endpoint
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Parent Account ID Sticky Field, Groups CSV Group Category ID and Course ID Fields, Group Categories CSV

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements
  • Admin Tools: View Notifications Tab Date Range
  • Assignments: Full Width External Tool Assignment Sidebar
  • Blueprint Courses: Untitled Calendar Events
  • Calendar: Week View Events
  • Conversations: Sender Conversation Count
  • Groups: Course Date Restrictions and Inactive Status
  • Modules: Special Character Module Titles
  • New Gradebook: Total Column Misalignment, Total Column Duplication
  • Notifications: Future Courses, Message All Unassigned Students and Multiple Enrollments
  • Outcomes: Subaccount Outcome Reports
  • Permissions: Manage Account-Level Settings and Term Access
  • Rubrics: Deleted Enrollment Rubric Visibility, Deleted Rubric Assignment Associations
  • SIS Import: SIS Import Error CSV
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Change SIS ID CSV and User Integration ID
  • SpeedGrader: Long Description Display

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-27)

Release delayed to 2018-02-03

Updated Features

  • Blueprint Courses: Associated Course Links
  • New Gradebook: Entered Grades Display, Unpublished Assignments Indicator, Minimum Column Width
  • Rich Content Editor: Decorative Image Checkbox

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Menu Design Updates, Privacy Policy Link
  • External Apps: Duplicate Application Warning
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

 

Platform/Integration

  • Announcements API: Include Parameter
  • Discussion Topics API: Sections and section_user_count Values
  • Enrollments API: Accept and Reject Course Invitation Endpoints
  • Authentication: SAML Authentication Change
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Canvas.course.previousContextIDs
  • SIS: Terms CSV date_override_enrollment_type

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Files, New Gradebook, Rich Content Editor, Theme Editor
  • Account Settings: Prefer Office 365 File Viewer Option
  • API: Submissions API Enrollment State
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments and Concluded User Count, External Tool (LTI) Submission Data. Moderated Grading and Copied Annotations, Submission Details Page and Responsive Assignment Header, Sync to SIS Option
  • Blueprint Courses: Associated Course File Links
  • Chat: Inline Chat
  • DocViewer: Annotated PDF Downloads
  • ePortfolio: ePortfolio Unpublished Assignment Listings
  • Files: Resource Link Caching
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Export File Format
  • Modules: MasteryPaths Unpublished Pages
  • People: Student Interactions Report and Ungraded Submissions
  • Quizzes: Quiz Attempts and Due Dates
  • Rich Content Editor: Quiz File Image Verifiers
  • SpeedGrader: Concluded Instructor Enrollments
  • Statistics: Course Statistics Values

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-06)

New Features

  • New Gradebook: Late Policies, Feature Option Change, Grading Icon Update

 

Updated Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Contrast Rules, Image Alt Text Field, Audio Controls Whitelist
  • SpeedGrader: Excess Rubric Criterion Points

 

Platform/Integration

  • Login: Canvas Login Path POST Requests
  • LTI Standards: lis_result_sourcedid
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: Canvas.term.name and Person.name.display
  • Users API: sis_login_id

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Conversations, Courses, Dashboard
  • API: Users API
  • Assignments: Student Assignment Page and Responsive Assignment Header
  • Calendar: Recurring Event Limit
  • Conversations: Multiple Conversations and Additional Whitespace
  • Courses: Blueprint Sync and Course Front Page
  • Files: Graded Discussion Attachments
  • Gradebook: Differentiated Assignments and Grading Access, Gradebook Exports and Concluded Group Enrollments
  • Groups: Concluded Group Enrollments
  • LTI: EduAppCenter API Whitelist Token
  • Modules: Move To Module Error
  • New Gradebook: Manual Status Changes and Message Students Who
  • Outcomes: Question Bank Mastery and Multiple Quiz Attempts
  • Quizzes: Quiz Access Code and Chrome 60
  • Rich Content Editor: Group File Auto-Previews
  • SIS: Courses API and sis_course_id
  • SpeedGrader: Comment Field Adjustments, Final Score Field Calculation, Grade by Question Menu Background Color, Peer Reviews and Multiple Rubric Assessments

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-12-09)

Updated Features

  • Account Navigation: Analytics Link
  • Assignments: Assignment Group Contents Move Menu
  • Groups: Student Inactive Status
  • New Gradebook: Grade Detail Tray Concluded Enrollment Notice

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Plagiarism Framework Update
  • Canvas Interface: Design Updates (Collaborations, Dashboard, Rich Content Editor)
  • Languages: Italian

 

Platform/Integration

  • Assignments API: Order_by
  • Courses API: Sis_import_id
  • Discussion Topics API: Title value in order_by
  • Enrollment Terms API: Sis_import_id
  • Sections API: Course_section[integration_id]
  • Login: Canvas Login Path POST Requests
  • OAuth2: Replace_tokens
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Integration_id, user_integration_id, and account_id

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Authentication, Course Home Page, Course Settings, Courses, Dashboard, Discussions, Login, Modules, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics, Theme Editor, Users
  • API: Discussion Topics API and allow_rating Parameter, Enrollments API and Admin Role Clarification, Enrollments API and Quiz Grade Updates, Files API and Thumbnail Images, Submission API and Muted Grades
  • Assignments: Assignment Group Negative Values, Group Assignment Submissions and Previously Uploaded Files, Peer Review Automatic Assignment Dates, Student Assignments and Multiple Sections, Submission Details Total Point Value
  • Calendar: Calendar Date Arrangement, Scheduler Appointment Groups, Scheduler Future Appointment Availability
  • Conversations: Conversations Reply Limit, Starred Conversations and Horizontal Scrolling
  • Course Import: Google Links and Embedded Files in Multiple Course Copies
  • Courses: Blueprint Question Bank Edits, Blueprint Rubric-Outcome Associations, Course Settings Blueprint Sidebar
  • Dashboard: Differentiated Discussions and Unread Notifications
  • Discussions: Group Discussion Peer Review Assignments, Last Post Date
  • Enrollments: Self-Enrolled Observers and Trust Accounts
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Section Limitations, Multiple Grading Periods and Cross-Listed Students, Submission Details and Hide Student Names
  • Groups: Student Inactive Status
  • Modules: Module Item Height and Due Dates, Module Item Settings Menu and Internet Explorer 11/Edge, Modules Progression Bar and Newly Added Items
  • New Gradebook: Gradebook Exports, Gradebook Loading, Sync Grades to SIS, Student Context Cards
  • Total Grade Column Persistence
  • Notifications: Discussions Table Formatting, Email Notification Attachments, All Submissions Notification and Quizzes
  • People: User Access Report Quiz Title Changes
  • Permissions: Manage Courses and Assignment Groups
  • Profiles: User Enrollment Status Change
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Outcomes Pagination, Message Students Who and Courses Greater than 100 Students, Rich Content Editor, LTI Tool File Links, Quizzes and MathML, Rich Content Editor View and Canceled Discussion Replies, Table Images and Image Size, URL Characters and Mobile Page Links
  • SpeedGrader: Grading Status Indicators, Multiple Rubric Assessments, Sections Error
  • Theme Editor: Multiple Active Theme Icon, Unauthenticated Users
  • Users: Page Views and Trust Accounts

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-11-18)

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Help Menu Observer and Unenrolled User Availability
  • Course Settings: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Gradebook: New Gradebook
  • Modules: Module Items Duplication, Move-To Menu Sidebar, MasteryPaths Refresh Page Message
  • Pages: Front Page Removal Option
  • People: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Rubrics: Criterion Duplication
  • Users: Act as User Audit Log Message

 

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Responsive Email Design

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Accounts API, Assignments API, Courses API, Users API
  • External Tools: LTI Variable Substitutions

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Global Navigation, Rich Content Editor
  • API: Assignments API, External Tools Plagiarism Platform, Sections API
  • Assignments: Graded Survey Duplication
  • Calendar: Calendar Items and Trust Accounts
  • Course Import: Question Banks
  • Course Settings: Term Settings and Subaccount Admins
  • Courses: Blueprint Disabled Course Setting
  • Discussions: Graded Discussion Attachments and DocViewer
  • ePortfolios: ePortfolio Downloads
  • Global Announcements: Subaccount Global Announcements
  • Groups: Discussions Pin and Close for Comments Options
  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Verification, Embedded iFrames and HTML Elements, Embedded iFrames and Media, Embedded Images, Inline File Preview Links

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28)

New Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • Discussions: Discussion Duplication, Move-To Menu Sidebar
  • DocViewer: Comment Expand and Collapse Link, Annotation Delete Icon Visibility
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Filters
  • Grades: Student Grades Table Design
  • Rubrics: Criterion Icon Visibility, Ratings Rubric Descriptions
  • Users: Act as User Multiple Login Display

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Blueprint Courses API, Modules API, Outcome Groups API, Quizzes API, SIS Imports API, SIS Integration API, Submissions API
  • External Tools: LTI Variable Substitutions
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Diffing Mode, Courses CSV

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Admin Tools, Calendar, Course Import, Login, People, Permissions, Rich Content Editor
  • Analytics: Student Submission Totals
  • API: Authentications Log API Expiration
  • Assignments: Enrollment State and Differentiated Due Dates, Submission Comment Length
  • Calendar: Unordered Lists
  • Course Import: Google Links and Embedded Files in Imported Courses
  • Courses: Blueprint Course Navigation, Blueprint Module Changes
  • DocViewer: Point Annotation Tool
  • Gradebook: Default Grade Percentage Assignments
  • Modules: External Tool Assignments
  • Permissions: Observer Roles and See the List of Users, Read SIS Data and Sync Grades Button
  • Quizzes: Student Quiz Errors
  • Rich Content Editor, Content Sidebar and Theme Editor
  • Rubrics: Peer Review Comments, Rating Range Edits
  • SpeedGrader: Group Assignments and Group Grading Status, Rubrics and Student List Grading Status
  • Theme Editor: Theme Previews and Firefox 54
  • Users: Act as User Multiple Login Display

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-07)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Student Late and Missing Status Labels
  • Rubrics: Rubric Criterion Range

 

Other Updates

  • Analytics: Term List Order
  • SpeedGrader: Performance Update
  • User Interface: Bootstrap Styling, Icon Updates, Blueprint Lock Icon, Publish & Unpublish Icons, DocViewer Delete Icon

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Assignments API
  • SIS: Multi-Term Batch Mode

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Admin Tools, Assignments, Calendar, Course Navigation, Courses, Discussions, ePortfolios, Modules, People, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics, SpeedGrader, Statistics, User Settings, Users
  • Account Settings: Cross-Listed Course Total
  • Assignments: Group Assignment Edits
  • Conversations: Duplicate Messages
  • Courses: Blueprint Module Deletion, Blueprint Outcome Addition, Blueprint Quiz Question Deletion
  • Dashboard: Recent Feedback
  • Discussions: Availability Dates
  • Group Discussion Edit Button, Likes and Discussions Edits
  • DocViewer: External Links, Microsoft Fonts
  • Global Navigation: Ask Your Instructor a Question Student Menu and Course Access
  • Gradebook: Differentiated Assignments and Student Grades
  • Modules: Mark as Done Requirement and External Tools, MasteryPath Student Sequence, Usage Right Copyright
  • Notifications: Discussions and Instructor Role
  • Pages: Group Page Duplication, Offline Content
  • Rich Content Editor: Custom iFrame Content and URL Links, HTML Editor View, Link Color
  • Rubrics: Chrome 61 Page Scrolling, Graded Discussion and Rubric Total Misalignment Message, Long Description Dialog Display, Ungraded Assignments and Use Rubric for Grading Checkbox
  • SpeedGrader: Google Drive LTI Submissions, Hide Student Names and Sort Options, Large Image Submissions
  • Terms: Term Time Display

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-09-16)

Updated Features

  • Conferences: Interface Enhancements, Presentation Downloads, Promote Viewer to Moderator, Public Chat Downloads,  End Meeting on Logout, Full Screen Mode, Multi-user Whiteboard, Shared Notes
  • Course Import: Download Expiration
  • Reports: SIS Export and Provisioning Admin CSV

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Student Assignments Filter Buttons
  • Notifications: Course Sender Name
  • Users: Masquerade Page, Permissions

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: CommMessage API, Grading Standards API
  • OAuth2: User Profile Page
  • SIS: Admin CSV

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Dashboard, Outcomes
  • API: Files API, Sections API
  • Assignments: Blueprint Course Rubrics, Peer Review Reminder Icon
  • Course Import: Desire2Learn Pages, Sakai MathMan QTI Files
  • Courses: Blueprint Deleted Course Associations, Blueprint Deleted Content, Self-Enrollment and Join this Course Button
  • Discussions: Student Group Discussions
  • Modules: Blueprint Module Titles, Module Bar and External Tools
  • Outcomes: Course Outcome Deletion
  • Permissions: Account Roles and Change Course State
  • Quizzes: Blueprint Question Bank Quiz Previews
  • SIS: Login ID ASCII Characters
  • SpeedGrader: Student List Section Menu

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-26)

Updated Features

  • Authentication: Admin Role Federated Attribute, Logout Page
  • DocViewer: Point and Area Annotation Comments, Session Expiration Warning
  • Reports: SIS Export Course Format
  • Rich Content Editor: Insert/Edit Media
  • User Interface: Mobile Login Page

 

Other Updates

  • SpeedGrader: Performance Updates

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Submissions API
  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Blueprint Course ID, Diffing Mode Deletion

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Analytics, Assignments, Modules, Rich Content Editor
  • Announcements: RSS Feed
  • Assignments: Blueprint Course Relative Links, Date Selector in Non-English Languages, Google Cloud Submission Downloads, Group Assignment File Submissions, Moderated Grading
  • API: Users API and Sortable Name
  • Authentication: Logout Page
  • Calendar: Group Scheduler Appointments
  • Course Import: Google Links and Embedded Files
  • Discussions: Duplicate Files
  • Gradebook: Complete/Incomplete Files, Complete/Incomplete Icons in Non-English Languages, Save Button, Weighted Grading Periods
  • Modules: Discussion Module Items, Unlock Dates
  • Notifications: Notification Preferences and Trust Accounts, Course Invitations
  • People: User Roles
  • SIS Import: Default Email
  • SpeedGrader: Complete/Incomplete Icons in Non-English Languages

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-05)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

August 5: SAML Endpoint

On August 5, the /saml2 endpoint will officially replace the /saml_meta_data endpoint. Institutions that rely on this endpoint for authentication will need to transition to the /saml2 endpoint, which already includes all metadata associated with entity IDs. For questions about this change, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Late and Missing Status Labels (Submission Details Page, Student Grades Page, SpeedGrader)

 

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Diffing Mode, Change SIS IDs

 

Other Updates

  • Languages: Icelandic

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Conversations, Course Import, Course Navigation, Course Settings, Dashboard, Developer Keys, Grading, Quizzes
  • Assignments: Student Overrides with Identical Due Dates
  • Authentication: Microsoft SSO and Multiple Canvas Domains, Self-Registration Email Address Whitespace
  • Calendar: Group Editing Options, Past Scheduler Appointments
  • Course Import: Graded Discussion Until Date
  • Files: Document Previews, Locked Media Files
  • Reports: Trust Account Enrollments in Provisioning and SIS Export Reports
  • Rich Content Editor: Absolute URLs

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-07-15)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

August 5: SAML Endpoint

On August 5, the /saml2 endpoint will officially replace the /saml_meta_data endpoint. Institutions that rely on this endpoint for authentication will need to transition to the /saml2 endpoint, which already includes all metadata associated with entity IDs. For questions about this change, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

New Features

  • Courses: Assignment Duplication, Pages Duplication

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Disable Sync to SIS
  • Calendar: Assignments Sync to SIS
  • Conferences: Observer Invitations
  • Course Home Page: Modules Course Home Page Default
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Enhancements
  • SIS Import: Last Batch Error CSV File

 

Other Updates

  • Courses: Content Export Expiration Clarification
  • User Interface: Canvas Font Size Update, Canvas Icon Update

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Blueprint Courses, Calendar, Conversations, Course Home Page, Course Settings, Grades, Modules, SIS
  • Account Settings: Student Start Date Restriction and Course Participation
  • API: Enrollments API, External Tools API
  • Conferences: Observer Invitations
  • Course Import: Announcements
  • Dashboard: Instructor To Do List and Excused Assignments
  • Modules: Concluded Enrollments and Course Content Exports
  • Notifications: Export Course Content, Membership Updates
  • User Settings: Email Confirmations

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Rich Content Editor Sidebar: July 1–15

During the first part of July, enhancements to the Rich Content Editor Sidebar (Content Selector) will be enabled in all Canvas features for all Canvas institutions. These enhancements already exist in Pages and the Syllabus using the Remote Version of the Rich Content Editor and Sidebar account-level feature option. Learn more about the Rich Content Editor Sidebar in the Updated Features section below.

 

Modules Home Page: July 15

On July 15, the Modules Home Page feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and removed from the feature option list. This feature replaces the Recent Activity Stream as the Course Home Page default, though instructors can still choose any home page in a course. Learn more about the Modules Home Page feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

 

New User Tutorial: July 15 (UPDATE: REVERTED)

On July 15, the New User Tutorial feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions. On August 5, the feature option will be removed from the feature options list. This feature replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist in Canvas courses and displays to new Canvas instructors. Learn more about the New User Tutorial feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

New Features

  • Blueprint Courses
  • Canvas DocViewer

Updated Features

  • People: Group Leader Context Card
  • Rich Content Editor: Content Selector Page Links

Other Updates

  • Course Settings: Sidebar Links
  • Grades: Assignment Groups and Total Points

Platform/Integration

  • API: Account Reports API, Files API, Outcomes API
  • Accordion jQueryUI Component

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Conversations, Modules, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics
  • Admin Tools: Restore Courses Tab
  • API: Assignments API
  • Calendar: Daylight Savings Time
  • Conversations: Self-Sent Messages
  • Course Import: Canvas Export Syllabus Page, Course Home Page Announcements, Moodle Special Characters
  • Grades: Assignment Groups and Total Points, Grading Periods
  • Groups: Group Leaders
  • Modules: Custom Roles and Published Module Color, Module Drag and Drop, Muted Assignments and Minimum Score Requirements
  • Notifications: Announcement Notifications and Section Dates, Rubric Assessment Submission Reminders and Assignment Names
  • Quizzes: Decimal Point Values, Lock this Quiz Functionality
  • Reports: Grade Export Report
  • Rich Content Editor: Safari 9.1 Content, Toolbar Selection
  • User Settings: Profile Pictures and Trust Accounts
  • Users: User Details Page and Trust Accounts

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-03)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Modules Home Page: July 15

On July 15, the Modules Home Page feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and removed from the feature option list. This feature replaces the Recent Activity Stream as the Course Home Page default, though instructors can still choose any home page in a course. Learn more about the Modules Home Page feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

 

New User Tutorial: July 15

On July 15, the New User Tutorial feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions. On August 5, the feature option will be removed from the feature options list. This feature replaces the existing Course Setup Checklist in Canvas courses and displays to new Canvas instructors. Learn more about the New User Tutorial feature in Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22).

Updated Features

  • Courses: Course Home Page Recent Announcements Display, Content Export Expiration
  • Developer Keys: Notes Field and Enhanced Usage Statistics
  • Grades: Individual View Weighted Grading Periods Display
  • Rich Content Editor: Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar Global Availability, Embedded Content Preview, Full Screen YouTube Link, Table Context Menu, Media Play Icon

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Modules, Rich Content Editor
  • API: Users API
  • Assignments: External Tool File Uploads, Group Assignment Differentiated Due Dates, Submission Status
  • Authentication: Google Authentication
  • Calendar: Scheduler Appointment Group and Syllabus, Scheduler Appointment Group Details Page, Scheduler Attendee List, Scheduler Time Slot Reservations
  • Course Import: Announcements and Discussion Copies, Blackboard Lesson Exports
  • Course Settings: Course Image Uploads
  • Courses: Course Home Page Recent Announcements and URLs
  • Discussions: Group Discussion Posts and Concluded Courses
  • Files: Unauthenticated Users and User Files
  • Groups: Groups List, Usage Rights
  • Sections: Section Enrollment Count
  • SIS: User CSV File Integration IDs

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-05-13)

New Features

  • Dashboard: Color Overlay

 

Updated Features

  • Pages: Front Page Individual Setting
  • Reports: LTI Report, Provisioning, SIS Export, User Access Tokens
  • Rich Content Editor: Google Apps LTI Presentation Mode
  • Sections: Section End Date and Past Enrollments

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Users API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Admin Tools, Assignments, Authentication, Calendar, New Instructor Tutorial
  • Account Navigation: SIS Import Link
  • Authentication: Custom Login Label and User Email Addresses
  • Calendar: Scheduler and Long Course Names
  • Conversations: Muted Assignments and Submission Comments
  • Course Import: Blackboard and Question Bank Images, MasteryPaths Pages
  • Dashboard: Ungraded Surveys and To Do List
  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods and Current Grade
  • Notifications: All Submissions Notification, Membership Update Notification
  • SMS Communication Channel Confirmation
  • People: Concluded Enrollments and User Details Page
  • Permissions: LTI Add and Edit
  • Reports: User Access Tokens Deleted Items
  • Rich Content Editor: Content Image Links
  • Sections: Users Participation Checkbox Consistency
  • Theme Editor: Logout Page Button Color

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22)

New Features

  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials, New Modules Home Page Default, Course Setup Tutorial, Admin Feature Option Details, User Feature Option & Existing Instructor Access

 

Updated Features

  • Dashboard: Dashboard View Menu
  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods Sidebar
  • People: Pending Enrollments View
  • Reports: SIS Export Enrollments Section Limitation Column
  • SIS: SIS Integration Settings

 

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Student-Performance Texts

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Accounts API
  • LTI Variable Substitutions: ToolProxyBinding.memberships.url

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Admin Tools, Assignments, Calendar, Course Settings, Developer Keys, Grading, Grades, Modules, Navigation, People, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Syllabus, Terms, User Settings
  • Admin Tools: Notifications From Name
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments and Large Courses
  • Calendar: Multiple Sections Enrollments and Schedule Appointments
  • Course Import: Home Page Announcements
  • Course Settings: End Date and Course Restriction Settings, Flickr Image Search Filter
  • Discussions: Deleted Discussion Entries
  • Grades: Grading Period Due Dates, Grading Period Total Grade, Individual View and Letter Grades, What-If Grades and Decimals
  • Notifications: Group Announcements and Instructor Enrollments, Section Limitations
  • Permissions: LTI Add and Edit, Moderated Grading
  • Quizzes: Alt Text and Images
  • Reports: Subaccount Provisioning Report and Course-Level Groups
  • SIS: User Observers CSV
  • Student Context Card: Pending and Inactive Enrollments

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-01)

New Features

  • Grades: Weighted Grading Periods, Multiple Grading Periods Workflow, Weighted Grading Periods and Weighted Assignments Groups
  • Modules: Course Content Export (Offline Content via Modules)

 

Updated Features

  • Calendar: New Scheduler Workflow
  • Chat: Chat Enhancements (Chat Interface, Chat Management, Chat History)
  • Courses: Course End Date and Past Enrollments
  • Rich Content Editor: Playsinline Whitelist
  • Student Context Card: Graded Item Assignment Names

 

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Format Documentation: Enrollments CSV

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Courses, Dashboard, Discussions, Global Navigation, Grades
  • API: Files API and File Uploads, Files API and URL Previews, Enrollment Terms API, Users API
  • Calendar: Delete Event Button
  • Course Import: Desire2Learn Text Entry Questions
  • Courses: Course Home Page Recent Announcements and Public Courses
  • Grades: Multiple Section Enrollments, What-If Scores and Quiz Submissions
  • Modules: Page Name Edits
  • People: Manually Concluded Enrollments
  • Permissions: LTI Add and Edit, Manage Courses and Rubrics, Manage Courses and Student Context Card
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics Sections, Graded Surveys
  • Reports: LTI Report
  • Sections: Section Validation Dates
  • SIS: Course Deletion, Post to SIS and Multiple Grading Periods
  • Terms: Term Validation Dates

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-03-11)

New Features

  • Admin: Canvas Parent Tools (LTI), Parent Options (Reset Password, Block Parent)

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Default Help Link Customization
  • Discussions: Attachment Edits, Peer Review Discussion Completion
  • People: Add Users CSV File Entries, Email Addresses, Login IDs and SIS IDs
  • Rich Content Editor: Abbr Whitelist, Sidebar New Page Links
  • SpeedGrader: Unmute Assignment Warning

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Login: Links and Button Styling

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollments API, SIS Integration API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Discussions, ePortfolio, Grades, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Student Context Card
  • Account Navigation: Navigation Link Width, Global Navigation Help Link
  • Announcements: Open for Comments Option
  • API: Analytics API, Importing Extended Tool Configurations, Peer Reviews API
  • Assignments: Moderated Grading and Submission Comments
  • Conferences: Language Date Display
  • Conversations: Entire Course Message Sent Filter
  • Course Import: Blackboard Module Files, Modules Imports
  • Dashboard: Coming Up List and Unpublished Courses
  • Discussions: Group Discussion Settings, Image Embedding, Peer Review Discussion Completion, Student View
  • Files: File Extensions
  • Grades: Grading Periods and User Status
  • Modules: Discussion Replies and Module Requirements
  • People: Trust Accounts and User Enrollments
  • Permissions: Assignments and Manage Courses
  • Quizzes: File Upload Questions
  • Rich Content Editor: Caption Files, HTML Editor and Sidebar Content, Image Link Replacement
  • SpeedGrader: Media Comments
  • Student Context Card: Custom Student Roles, Student Grades
  • Users: User Names

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

New Features

  • People: Student Context Card, Context Card Details, Context Card Link Locations

 

Updated Features

  • Discussions: Deleted Reply Management
  • Groups: Collaborations User List
  • People: Add Users Process, Email Addresses & Login IDs, SIS ID

 

Other Updates

  • Global Announcements: Default Announcement Type
  • Languages: Haitian Creole
  • User Interface: Canvas Icon Updates (Assignments, Outcomes, Rubrics, People)

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollment Terms API, External Tools API, Submissions API, Users API
  • External Tools: Grade Passback Tools, Importing Extended Tool Configurations, Variable Substitutions
  • Webpack Module Bundler
  • SIS: SIS Import Format Documentation

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Assignments, Dashboard, Modules, Navigation, Profiles
  • Course Import: Account Outcomes and Question Banks, Assignment Availability
  • Dashboard: Instructor Group Calendar Events, Sidebar Content Length
  • Discussions: Discussion Search Results
  • External Apps: External Tool URLs
  • Groups: Concluded Courses and Groups
  • Notifications: Course Invitations
  • Outcomes: Quizzes and Learning Mastery Gradebook
  • People: Enrollment Status
  • SIS: Post Grades to SIS

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-28)

Updated Features

  • Accounts: Default Term in Term List, Reports Provisioning Report, Reports Term List Order
  • Assignments: Close Dates and Assignment Name
  • Calendar: Recurring Event Occurrence Clarification
  • Course Imports: SCORM Content
  • Dashboard: To Do List and Past Assignments, White Course Card Background Color
  • Modules: MasteryPaths Assignment Descriptions
  • Pages: Instructor Course Home Page Announcements Display
  • Quizzes: Student Quiz Responses Clarifications
  • SIS: PowerSchool LTI
  • User Navigation: Profiles Link

 

Other Updates

  • Authentication: Remove All Authentication Button
  • User Interface: Canvas Icon Updates

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API, OAuth2

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Assignments, Grades, Pages, SpeedGrader
  • API: OAuth2 Endpoints
  • Conversations: Account Groups, Conversations Scroll Bar
  • Course Imports: IMSCC Imports and Assignment Rubrics, Modules, Schoology Quizzes
  • Courses: Course Filtering Sidebar
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Quiz Grading Count
  • External Apps: External Apps and Course Navigation
  • Grades: Grading Periods End Dates, What-If Scores and Muted Assignments
  • Groups: Files and Usage Rights
  • Notifications: Account Languages, Page Update Notifications
  • Pages: Course Visibility and File Previews, Course Visibility and Modules, Instructor Course Home Page Announcements Display
  • Permissions: View Grades and SpeedGrader Links
  • Rich Content Editor: Content Selector and Linked Content, Require Usage Rights and File Uploads
  • SIS: PowerSchool Section Due Dates
  • SpeedGrader: Cloud Assignments and Crocodoc, Large Image Files
  • Syllabus: Syllabus Table Heading

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-07)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Canvas Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

 

Canvas Commons

Release notes previously indicated that Canvas Commons would automatically be enabled for all institutions on January 3. This date has been postponed and will be re-announced at a later date.

New Features

  • Account Settings: Disable Announcement Comments
  • External Apps: Google Apps LTI
  • Pages: Course Home Page Announcements Display

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Custom Help Link Mail Scheme
  • Authentication: Canvas Authentication Password Characters, Remove All Authentication Alert
  • Calendar: Student Scheduler Events
  • Course Imports: Copy a Canvas Course Order
  • Courses: Course List Enrollments Default, Term List Future Group
  • ePortfolio: Move-To Menu
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Close Date Assignment Edits
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Update

 

Other Updates

  • User Interface: Canvas Icons Update

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: API Index, Appointment Groups API, Collaborations API, Conversations API, SIS Imports API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Account Settings, Authentication, Courses, External Apps, Feature Options, Terms
  • API: SIS Import Format Documentation, Submissions API, Text Column Overlap
  • Calendar: Course Title Length
  • Course Import: Angel and Deleted Content, Calendar All-Day Events, Course Home Page Layout, Deleted Outcome Groups, External Tool Module Items, File Preview Visibility
  • Dashboard: Concluded Course Graded Group Discussions, Unread Group Discussion Indicator
  • Files: Special Characters Folder Names
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Import Changes, Multiple Grading Period Differentiated Assignments
  • Groups: Courses Page
  • Modules: Usage Rights
  • Notifications: Section-Limited Instructor-Based Roles and Manual Quiz Grades
  • People: Observer Student Links
  • Permissions: Student Messages
  • Profiles: Profile Picture Uploads
  • Rich Content Editor: Content Scrollbars, Embed Links, FIle Upload and Edge, Folder Directory, HTML Documents, Usage Rights
  • SpeedGrader: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Assignments
  • Syllabus: Editor Link

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Turnitin API Deprecation: December 31

On December 31, Turnitin will discontinue the Canvas API integration and will only support the LTI integration. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and have not yet enabled the Turnitin LTI for your account, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. For additional questions, please see the Turnitin Canvas integration page or contact your Canvas Customer Success Manager.

 

Canvas Commons: January 3

On January 3, Canvas Commons will automatically be enabled for all institutions. If you are a Canvas admin and your institution currently has Canvas Commons turned off and you do not want to enable Commons, please contact your Customer Success Manager to opt out.

 

Canvas Authentication Passwords: January 7

On January 7, passwords for Canvas authentication will require eight characters instead of six characters. Institutions using other external authentication methods will not be affected. The eight-character length requirement only applies when a user creates a new password or resets a password. Existing six- and seven-character passwords will not be affected unless the password needs to be changed or reset.

New Features

  • Groups: Group Assignments by Section
  • Microsoft Office 365

 

Updated Features

  • Courses: Course Auto-Favorites, Set Order Menu, Term List Order Update
  • Files: Name Confirmation Check Mark
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Account Updates - Default Start Date, Time Zone Display, Close Date Course Verification Updates, Assignment Due Dates, Gradebook Default Grades and Curved Grades, Student Grades and Assignment Grades Weights
  • Notifications: Instructor Role Group Announcement Notifications

 

Other Updates

  • Course Import: Common Cartridge Compliance Import Process
  • Outcomes: Manage Rubrics Menu Placement
  • Rich Content Editor: Minimize Preview Link Placement, Underlined Hyperlinks
  • User Interface: Global Font Update

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Discussions, Learning Mastery Gradebook, Pages, Rich Content Editor, Scheduler, Settings, User Interface
  • Announcements: Announcements List
  • API: Conversations API, Users API
  • Assignments: Coming Up Section
  • Attendance: Badges
  • Calendar: Admin View and Varied Due Dates Events, Student View and Unpublished Courses, Time Zones, Trust Accounts and Student Groups
  • Course Import: Blackboard Module External URLs, Course Card Image Settings, Module Item State
  • Dashboard: Student View To Do List
  • Discussions: Group Discussions, Large Courses and Save and Publish Button
  • Enrollments: Observer Roles and Deleted Associations
  • External App: LTI Height Selection and Modules Footer
  • Global Navigation: Help Menu Course Names and Special Characters
  • Grades: Gradebook History
  • Groups: Trust Accounts and Group Users
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: Account-Level Rubrics and Outcomes
  • Modules: External URLs in New Tabs, Prerequisites and Special Characters
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Default Start Date
  • Notifications: Concluded Users, Grade Weighting Changes and Deleted Assignment Groups
  • Outcomes: Outcome Calculations and Multiple Assignment Types
  • Permissions: Send Messages Permissions and Existing Conversations
  • Quizzes: Access Codes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-11-19)

New Features

  • Mastery Paths
  • Permissions: LTI Add and Edit

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Customer Help Menu Links
  • Analytics: Concluded Courses
  • Dashboard: To Do List and Submission Terminology

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Week and Agenda View Updates
  • Pages: Wiki Terminology Update (Course Settings, Modules, Permissions)

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: External Tools API, SIS Integration API, Submissions API
  • External Tools: Content Item, Importing Extended Tool Configurations

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Modules, Rich Content Editor
  • Admin: Ticketing System Error Report Email Formatting
  • API: Courses API, External Tools API, Users API
  • Assignments: Turnitin Submission Time
  • Calendar: Sections and Different Due Dates, Time Zones and Availability Dates
  • Conversations: Message Replies and Trust Accounts
  • Course Import: ExamView QTI Files, QTI Imports and True/False Questions
  • Groups: File Quota
  • Modules: Locked Discussions
  • Profiles: Profiles Link
  • Sections: Test Student

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-29)

New Features

  • Assignments: Intra-Group Peer Reviews
  • Global Navigation: Global Navigation Menu Width

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Custom Help Link Telephone URL Scheme
  • Assignments: Group Assignment Menu and New Group Button
  • Authentication: Additional Federated Attributes, SSO Login Theme Editor Settings
  • Dashboard: To Do List Due Date Items
  • Groups: Group Navigation Course Link, Instructor Group Links, File Status Icons
  • Learning Mastery Gradebook: Aligned Outcome Artifacts
  • Multiple Grading Periods: Close Date Verification in Assignments, Gradebook CSV Files, and Quizzes, Assignments, Assignment Group Settings, Gradebook CSV Files, Quizzes

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: SIS Assignment API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Discussions, Global Navigation, Modules, Multiple Grading Periods, Quizzes, Theme Editor
  • API: Assignments API, Course API, Enrollments API
  • Assignments: Assignment Grading and External Tool Submission Types, Differentiated Assignments, Dropbox LTI
  • Calendar: All-Day Events and Daylight Savings Time, Calendar Exports and Date Adjustments
  • Conversations: Unpublished Files and Conversation Attachments
  • Course Import: Module Placement, Numerical Answer Quizzes and Answer Settings, Question Banks, Rich Content Editor Feature Option and File Links, Rich Content Editor Feature Option and Vanity URL Links
  • Dashboard: Multiple Grading Periods and Trust Accounts
  • Files: Submission Folder and Trust Accounts
  • Global Navigation: Help Menu Resizing
  • Modules: Move-To Setting Option
  • Notifications: Inactive Students and Unmuted Assignments, Public Courses, Scheduler Appointments
  • Permissions: Course Sections
  • SIS: Date Adjustments and the Calendar, PowerSchool and Quizzes

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-10-08)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Concluded Course SpeedGrader Link
  • Authentication: Facebook and LinkedIn Federated Attributes
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Course Names
  • Grades: LTI Submission Icon, Multiple Grading Period Close Dates, Account-Level Close Dates, Course-Level Verification
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Question Detail Answers
  • Theme Editor: Main Text Color Option
  • User Settings: Navigation Underline Links

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Course Home Page, Course Import, Course Settings, Dashboard, Files, Grades, Profiles, Rich Content Editor, SpeedGrader
  • Analytics: Course Analytics and Custom Subaccount CSS/JS, Course Analytics and Excused Assignments, Course Analytics Column Sort Order
  • Announcements: Student Group RSS Feed
  • API: Search API
  • Assignments: Observers and Graded Rubrics
  • Attendance: CSV Files
  • Calendar: Sections and Recurring Calendar Events
  • Conversations: Admin Masquerading
  • Course Import: Assignment Rubrics, Excluded Assignments, Learning Outcomes
  • Courses: Course Reset and Course Favorites, Cross-listed Sections
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Course Names
  • Discussions: Deleted Graded Discussion Replies
  • Enrollments: Observers and Inactive Enrollments, Observers and Trust Accounts
  • Files: File Access Settings, Search Field File Previews
  • Global Navigation: Help Menu Customization Link, Help Menu Link Order
  • Grades: Gradebook Individual View and Discussion Downloads
  • Modules: External URL and External Tool Module Items
  • Outcomes: Rubrics and Outcome Criterion Points
  • People: Discussions and User Recent Messages
  • Permissions: Observer Roles
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Titles, Quiz Previews and Section Dates
  • SIS: Delete Course Enrollments

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-09-17)

New Features

  • Attendance: Student Attendance View [feature release has been delayed]

 

Updated Features

  • Course Settings: Custom Course Visibility (Course Visibility, Course Content Visibility)
  • Gradebook: Excessive Points Alert
  • Notifications: UI Update, Twitter and SMS Notification Preferences
  • Quizzes: Moderate Quiz Student Search Filter
  • SpeedGrader: Excessive Points Alert

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: Canvas Colors
  • Rich Content Editor: MathMan Integration, Caption Files in Mobile Apps

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Enrollment API, Rubrics API, SIS Integration API, SIS CSV Format, Submissions API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments API, Canvas Interface, Conversations, Courses, Notifications, Outcomes, People, SpeedGrader
  • API: Courses API
  • Assignments: Post to SIS Icon, Post to SIS Assignment Status
  • Calendar: Student Appointment Group Signups, User Files and Calendar Events
  • Conversations: Conversation Attachments and Trust Accounts
  • Course Import: Quiz Comments, Turnitin Assignments and Course Copy
  • Courses: Masquerading and Course Invitations, Rejected Enrollments and Sections, Unread Graded Discussions and Recent Activity
  • Global Announcements: Global Announcements and Trust Accounts
  • Global Navigation: Custom Help Menu Links, Help Menu External Links
  • Notifications: Attachment Download Links
  • Outcomes: Account Outcome Assessments, Question Banks and Quiz Attempts, Outcome Results
  • Rich Content Editor: Embedded Image Details, File Auto-Previews, Image Padding Styles, Load More Results Link, Pages List Order
  • Rubrics: Rubric Titles
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submissions and Group Comments
  • Theme Editor: Beta Environment Refresh, Discussions and Mobile JS/CSS

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-08-27)

New Features

  • Course Settings: Dashboard Course Images
  • User Settings: Underline All Links Feature Option

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Customized Default Help Links
  • Calendar: Calendar Event Edits
  • Conferences: Live Captioning, Desktop Sharing Improvements
  • Global Navigation: Help Menu Placement, Global Navigation Width

 

Other Updates

  • Account Settings: Button Updates
  • Assignments: Index Page Style Update
  • Conferences: Index Page Style Update
  • Modules: Index Page Style Update
  • Quizzes: Index Page Style Update
  • Rich Content Editor: Keyboard Shortcut Icon, Sidebar Updates
  • Rubrics: Rubric Button Placement

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Courses API, Assignments API, Calendar Events API
  • Developer Keys: Multiple Redirect URIs
  • LTI: External Link Launch

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Conferences, Discussions, Grades, Rich Content Editor, Syllabus
  • Account Settings: Account Admins
  • Analytics: Student Analytics and Table View
  • API: Analytics URL
  • Assignments: Download Submissions and Anonymous Grading, Turnitin Submissions
  • Authentication: Google and Community Login
  • Calendar: Event Detail Window Placement
  • Conversations: Submission Comments and Muted Assignments
  • Course Imports: Schoology Files, Moodle Assignments and Floating Integers, Announcements/Discussions and File Attachments
  • Dashboard: Student To-Do List and Trust Institutions, Instructor To-Do List and Concluded Courses
  • Grades: Gradebook Export and Enrollment Status
  • Groups: Account-level Groups and Pages, Student Groups and Unpublished Courses
  • Modules: Differentiated Assignments and Single-Section Courses
  • Notifications: SMS Confirmation Codes, Grading Scores Checkbox
  • People: Empty Group Sets
  • Quizzes: Manage Assignments and Quizzes Permission
  • Rich Content Editor: YouTube Videos, File Links
  • Rubrics: Rubric Ratings and Sidebar
  • SIS: Completed State in SIS Enrollments
  • SpeedGrader: Private Comments in Group Submissions
  • Theme Editor: K12 Themes and Global Navigation

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-08-06)

New Features

  • Assignments: Final Grade Extension
  • Files: Read-only Submissions Folder
  • Reports: Multiple Grading Periods (MGP) Grade Export Report

 

Updated Features

  • Authentication: SAML Federated Attributes
  • Reports: Enrollments Provisioning Report Base Role Type
  • Rich Content Editor: Remote Version of Rich Content Editor and Sidebar, Track Whitelist
  • SpeedGrader: UI Updates, Icon/Link Updates, Comment Drafts, Gradebook Enrollment Settings

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Announcements API, Courses API, Groups API, SIS Integration API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Dashboard, Discussions, Files, Grades, Groups, Modules, Notifications, Profiles, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics, Settings, Syllabus
  • Analytics: Conversations Deleted Messages
  • API: Assignments API, Sections API
  • Calendar: Color Selector Hex Values and Internet Explorer 11, Duplicate Events, Languages and Calendar View
  • Conferences: Conference Invitation Edits
  • Course Import: Blackboard Question Groups, Discussion Topics and Announcements, Discussions Sorting in Chrome, Moodle Matching Questions
  • Courses: Course Access Restriction Caching, Public Course Index and No Enrollments, Public Course Index Search and Stylesheets
  • Discussions: Graded Discussions and Public Courses
  • Files: File Replacement and Restricted Access, File Sorting and Previews, Overlapped Icons and Truncated Filenames in Safari
  • Grades: Complete/Incomplete Grades, Concluded Course Enrollments, Empty Grades CSV File
  • Groups: Global Navigation Groups Menu and Deleted Courses, Long Group Names
  • Notifications: Grading SCores Opt-in Settings, SMS Messages
  • Rich Content Editor: New Page Links and page Title Symbols
  • Rubrics: Peer Review Assignments
  • Settings: ePub Exports and TA Roles
  • SIS: Post to SIS Toggle and Not Graded Assignments, Section Order
  • Terms: Updated Terms Page Refresh
  • Theme Editor: Apply Theme Button, Previews and Global Branding Sidebar

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-07-16)

New Features

  • Account Settings: Customized Help Link Text and Icons

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Sub-account Theme Editor Management
  • Grades: Grading Period Terms, Grading Period Sets, Multiple Terms and Grading Periods, Sub-Account & Courses View, Current Grading Periods, Existing Course-level Grading Period Changes, Future Grading Periods
  • Reports: Course Storage Report Total File Size
  • Rich Content Editor: Sidebar Assignment Links, MathML Whitelist
  • User Account: Profiles User Account Menu

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Turnitin Submissions
  • Conversations: Send Individual Messages Checkbox
  • Course Settings: Add Section Button
  • Outcomes: Outcomes Buttons
  • User Settings: International SMS Country Additions

 

Platform/Integration

  • API: Calendar Events API, Conversations API, Enrollments API, Grading Periods API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Analytics, Assignments, Calendar, Conversations, Discussions, ePortfolios, Grades, Login, Outcomes, People, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics, Outcomes, UI, User Settings
  • Assignments: Availability Dates and Sections, Moderated Assignments and Second Reviewers, Submission Comments
  • Authentication: User ID Updates
  • Calendar: Multiple Calendar Items
  • Courses: Course Name Tooltips
  • Discussions: Graded Discussion Edits, Graded Group Discussions and Individual Sections
  • Files: Drag and Drop Course Files Area, Internet Explorer 11 Auto-scrolling
  • Login: Custom Logo and Observer Self-Registration in Internet Explorer 11 and Safari, Mobile Browser Login Label
  • Outcomes: Aligned Question Banks
  • Pages: Unpublished Courses and Public Viewing
  • Permissions: Create Web Conferences, Manage (Add / Edit / Delete) Assignments and Quizzes, Manage (Add / Edit / Delete) Groups, Read SIS Data, Edit Grades
  • Public Course Index: Self-Enrollment and Join This Course Button
  • Quizzes: Formula Questions and Zero Decimals, Quiz Result Restrictions and Course/Section End Dates
  • SpeedGrader: Grade by Question, Percentage Assignments and Use Same Grade for Resubmission
  • Syllabus: Edit Button
  • Themes: Branding Algorithm

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-25)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Theme Editor (New Canvas UI): Themes Collections Page, Save a Theme

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Turnitin API Originality Report Default Setting, Course Copies
  • Courses: Department Label Change
  • Reports: SIS Creation Checkbox
  • SIS Import: Batch Mode Deleted Items Count, SIS CSV User Observers

 

Other Updates

  • Grades: Complete/Incomplete Icon Updates
  • Languages: Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Mobile: Mobile Login Page
  • Notifications: Grading Clarification
  • Rubrics: Rubrics Button and Criterion Link Updates
  • Theme Editor (New Canvas UI): Mobile CSS/JS Files

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Account Notifications API, SIS Imports API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Analytics, Announcements, Assignments, Dashboard, Discussions, Files, Grades, Login, Profiles, Rich Content Editor, Settings
  • Announcements: Editor Profile Link
  • Calendar: Daylight Savings Time, Concluded Courses and Instructor Scheduler Appointment Group Access
  • Course Import: Group Discussions
  • Dashboard: Recent Activity and Content Titles
  • Discussions: Rubrics and File Attachments, Editor Profile Link
  • Enrollments: Pending Course Invitations
  • Files: Restricted Access Date Validation, Long File Names, Media File Previews
  • Global Announcements: Availability Date Validation
  • Grades: Letter Grade Zeros
  • Notifications: Course Enrollments, Announcements and Push Notifications
  • People: Page Views CSV File
  • Rich Content Editor: Embed Image Window
  • Settings: Student View and Unpublished Courses
  • SIS: Trust Account SIS API Enrollments
  • Syllabus: Video Content
  • Theme Editor: Mobile CSS/JS Files, Subaccount CSS/JS File Theme Inheritance

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-06-04)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • SpeedGrader: Inactive Enrollment Notice

 

Updated Features

  • Admin Tools: Excused Assignment Grade Changes
  • Assignments: Moderate Grading Reviewer Button
  • Quizzes: Admin Roles and Course Quizzes
  • Users: Page View Developer Key Names (Admins)

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Events Pagination
  • Dashboard: Recent Feedback Display Extension
  • Files: Move Icon Replacement
  • Notifications: Observer Role Updates and Scheduling
  • Pages: Course Navigation Breakpoint Width (New Canvas UI), Sidebar Scrolling (New Canvas UI)
  • People: Sidebar Button Consolidation
  • Profiles: Profiles Page Updates
  • Reports: Provisioning Report SIS Column
  • Syllabus: Syllabus Page Updates

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API
  • Assignments: Homework Submission Parameter
  • Authentication: SAML Deprecated Endpoint

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Courses, Discussions, Files, Grades, People, Quizzes, Settings
  • Admin Tools: Excused Assignment Grade Changes
  • Analytics: Course Analytics and Zero Lowest Score
  • APIs: Accounts API, Assignments API, Content Exports API
  • Assignments: Section Due Date Validation with Concluded/Active Sections, Moderated Grading Add Reviewer Button
  • Authentication: SAML and ADFS 3.0
  • Calendar: Mini Calendar Drag-and-Drop
  • Conferences: Course Home Page Conference Invitations
  • Course Import: Moodle Content Links, Module Re-imports
  • Dashboard: Help Icon and IE 11
  • Discussions: Header Toolbar Overlap and Firefox
  • Enrollments: Course Invitation Previews, Custom Account Roles
  • ePortfolios: ePortfolio Link (New Canvas UI)
  • ePub: Slashes in Course Names
  • Grades: Submissions Upload Gradebook Link, Percentage Grades and Decimal Rounding, Assignment Details Rounding, Student View and Admin Observer Role, Inactive Students and Instructor Roles
  • Login: Password Resets and Multiple Accounts
  • Notifications: Grades
  • Outcomes: N Number of Times, Question Bank Alignments
  • Pages: Text-based File Downloads, Sidebar Scrolling (New Canvas UI)
  • People: Read SIS Info Permission, Sidebar Button Consolidation
  • Quizzes: Admin Roles and Course Quizzes
  • Reports: SIS Export Report, Provisioning Report
  • Settings: Course Link Validator
  • User Settings: User Passwords

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-05-14)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Theme Editor: Badge Text

 

Updated Features

  • Groups: Groups Page Updates

 

Other Updates

  • Courses: Enrollment Invitations and Restricted Start Dates
  • Dashboard: To Do List Ignore Icon Alignment, Courses Notification Icon Alignment (New Canvas UI), Logo Padding Removal (New Canvas UI)
  • Discussions: View Discussions Permissions
  • Login: Maximum Width Removal (New Canvas UI)
  • Grades: Concluded and Inactive Enrollment Setting Persistence
  • Terms: User Count Removal

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API, Outcome Groups API, Users API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Dashboard, Files, Gradebook, Help Menu, Outcomes, Pages, Quizzes, Settings, SpeedGrader
  • Calendar: Calendar Event Dates and non-US-English Languages, Calendar Event Tooltip Text Color, Students and Non-editable Calendar Events
  • Courses: Enrollment Invitations and Restricted Start Dates, Instructors and Invitation Previews
  • Discussions: View Discussions Permissions
  • Enrollments: Linked Enrollments and Restored Observers
  • Global Announcements: Non-US-English Dates
  • Grades: Muted Assignments and Tooltips, Gradebook Section Loading, Grading Schemes and Decimal Ranges
  • Help Menu: Course Context and Instructor Messages
  • Modules: Module Links and Collapsing Content
  • Notifications: Pages
  • Pages: Pages API
  • Quizzes: Student Grades and Pending Submissions, Quiz Questions with Underscores and Numbers
  • Rich Content Editor: ePortfolio Content
  • Terms: User Count Removal

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-04-23)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Authentication: Microsoft and Clever
  • Calendar: Wrapped Assignments and Event Titles (feature option)
  • External Apps: Manage Edu App Center List
  • Global Announcements: Subaccount Global Announcements
  • Grades: Inactive Enrollments Setting, Enrollment Labels

 

Updated Features

  • Courses: Courses Page Updates
  • Global Navigation: User Account Menu Updates (New UI)
  • Grades: Course Navigation Menu (New UI)
  • People: User Details Inactive Status, User Details Observer Links

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Turnitin Icon Contrast
  • Authentication: Self Registration Page Styling
  • Course Settings: Subaccount List Sorting
  • Dashboard: Dashboard Course Icon Update (New UI)
  • Gradebook: Performance Updates
  • Notifications: Observer Role Updates, Communication Channel Update
  • People: Open Registration Observer Invitations

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Courses API, Sections API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Calendar, Conversations, Courses, Discussions, Files, Modules, Profile, Quizzes, Syllabus
  • Accounts: Subaccounts SIS Export Reports
  • Analytics: Group Discussions
  • Announcements: Announcement Titles
  • Authentication: Self Registration Page Styling
  • Calendar: Scheduler Appointments and Deleted Student Enrollments, Wrapped Assignments and Event Titles, Multi-Course Scheduler Appointments, Multi-Course Scheduler Appointments and Deleted Instructor Enrollments
  • Conversations: Recipient Search in Large Courses, Relative Links, Help Messages and Group Conversations
  • Course Imports: Multiple Course Imports, Allow Liking Option, Course Copy Self-Import, Pre-processing Status, Quiz Re-imports, Outcomes, Moodle and LTI Links, Blackboard Quizzes and Negative Points, Quiz Images
  • Discussions: Deleted Discussions with Replies
  • Files: Folder Clicks and Page Load
  • Grades: Excused Assignments and Grade Calculations
  • Groups: Cloned Groups and Pages, Pinned Student Discussions
  • Modules: Practice Quizzes and Ungraded Surveys, Section Assignments and Module Completion, Unlock Dates in Unpublished Modules
  • Notifications: Conversations Links, Communication Channel Update, Inactive Enrollments and Submission Comments
  • Pages: Content Sidebar and New Page Link
  • People: ID Sorting
  • Profile: Profile Picture Approvals, User Menu Icon
  • Quizzes: Question Bank Question Text
  • Rubrics: Use Rubric for Assignment Grading, Free-Form Comments and Numerical Entries
  • Sections: Deleted Sections
  • Settings: Course Link Validator
  • SpeedGrader: Graded Survey Labels, Crocodoc Annotations and Group Assignments

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-04-02)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Account Settings: Course Storage Report
  • Permissions: SIS Import and Manage Split, Change Course State Delete Addition

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Submission Details View (New Canvas UI)
  • Global Announcements: Global Announcement Edits
  • Gradebook: Individual View Final Grade Decimal Places, Module Sorting and Non-Module Assignments
  • Notifications: Notification Preference View
  • People: User Menu Analytics Link
  • Quizzes: Manually Graded Question Quiz Statistics
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submission Individual Comments View
  • Theme Editor: High Contrast Alert

 

Other Updates

  • Canvas Interface: 12pt Font Size Updates, Page Footer Removal (New UI), Dashboard Card Width (New UI), Section Edits
  • User Settings: High Contrast Styles Page Scrollbar Color

 

Platform/Integration

  • SIS Import Formats: Users.csv, Accounts.csv additions

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Dashboard, Calendar, Collaborations, Conversations, Help, Notifications, SpeedGrader
  • Analytics: Course Analytics and High Enrollments
  • Assignments: Submission Details View (New UI), Availability Dates and Submit Button, Differentiated Assignments and Separate Sections, Inactive Enrollments and Differentiated Assignments, Inactive Enrollments and Assignment Submission Downloads, Concluded Section Enrollments and Assignment Due Dates, Observer Views and Submission Details Page, External Tools
  • Authentication: Re-adding Authentication Providers
  • Calendar: Graded Discussions and Delayed Due Dates
  • Conversations: Sent Messages and Conversations Archive, Concluded Terms and Course Override Dates
  • Course Import: Blackboard Lesson Plans, Blackboard and Multiple Answer Questions, Common Cartridge Packages and Periods in Folder Names, Module Item State and Course Copy, QTI Imports and Quiz Answer Feedback, Turnitin and Course Exports, Moodle Announcements and Module Items
  • Collaborations: Inactive Enrollments and Collaborations
  • Course Home Page: Page Footer Removal (New UI)
  • Courses: Courses API and Account ID Requirement, Manage Course Permission and Cross-Listing, Courses API and Concluded Enrollments
  • Dashboard: Audio Comments Icon, Coming Up and Concluded Course Events, To Do List and Concluded Assignments, To Do List and Excused Assignments
  • Discussions: Group Discussions and Group Name, HTML View and Accessibility Keys
  • Files: Column Headers
  • Gradebook: Individual View Final Grade Decimal Place, Inactive Enrollment Assignment Submission Downloads, Inactive Enrollments and Message Students Who, Inactive Enrollments and CSV Exports
  • Grades: Module Sorting and Non-Module Assignments, Inactive Enrollments and Course Grades
  • Groups: Concluded Sections and Group Memberships, Groups API and Multiple Group Enrollments, Inactive Enrollments and Existing Groups, Inactive Enrollments and Auto-Assigned Groups
  • Modules: External Tools and Module Items, Differentiated Assignments and Module Progression, External Tools
  • Notifications: Notifications and Concluded Courses, Rejected Enrollments and Group Membership Notifications
  • People: Section Edits and Existing Enrollments, Course End Date Restriction and Completed Enrollments, Enrollment Role Edits and Concluded Courses, Course Invitations and Course Activity (New UI), User Details Page and Profiles
  • Permissions: Custom Course Roles and Read SIS Data, Designer Role and View List of Users, Grade Weighting and Manage Grades, Change Course State Delete Addition
  • Quizzes: Quiz Submission File Quotas
  • Rich Content Editor: Cellpadding and Cellspacing Styles
  • Rubrics: Observer Role and Rubric View
  • Settings: Link Validator and Page Sidebar Content, Link Validator and Deleted Question Banks, Custom JavaScript/CSS Files (Legacy UI), Canvas License and Terms of Service
  • SIS Imports: SIS Import and Enrollment Error Message
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submission and Individual Comments View, Inactive Enrollments and Assignment Submission Details

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-03-12)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Analytics: Page Views Table
  • Assignments: Differentiated Group Assignments
  • Course Settings: Blended Course Format
  • Permissions: View Announcements

 

Updated Features

  • Calendar: Scheduler Student Signup View
  • Course Imports: Thin Common Cartridge Standard (Modules Select Content)
  • Dashboard: To Do List
  • People: Edit Observer Role, Deactivate User
  • Quizzes: Instructor Quiz Previews

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Submissions API, Users API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Accounts, Analytics, Announcements, Assignments, Calendar, Chat, Conversations, Discussions, Gradebook, Help Menu, Integrations, Modules, Outcomes, Quizzes, Terms, Users
  • Account Settings: Quiz IP Address Filters, New Canvas UI and Deleted Sub-accounts
  • Analytics: Account Analytics
  • Announcements: View Discussion Permission and Conclude Courses
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments and User Removal, Differentiated Assignments and 200+ Enrollments
  • Conversations: Percentage Symbols and Conversation URLs
  • Course Import: Course Files Folder Names, Desire2Learn (D2L) and HTML Documents
  • Course Settings: Link Validator and Root Directories, Course Statistics and Deleted Quizzes
  • Courses: Groups in Courses List
  • Dashboard: Announcement Notifications, To Do Items and New Quiz Submissions, New Canvas UI and Course Nicknames
  • Discussions: Discussion Replies and Future Enrollments, Until Dates and Time Zones, View Discussion Permission and Concluded Courses
  • ePortfolios: Page Downloads
  • Files: Files Quota and Terabytes, Unpublished Files and Concluded Courses, User Quotas and File Attachments
  • Grades: Total Column and Weighted Assignment Groups
  • Modules: Post Grades to SIS and New Assignments, Requirements in Future Courses, Requirements and Module Progress
  • Notifications: Submission Comment Notifications, Instructor Notifications and Scheduler Group Appointments
  • Outcomes: Outcome Titles and Question Bank Alignments
  • Pages: Front Page and Sequential Order Modules, New Canvas UI and Delete Page Window Size, New Canvas UI and PDFs in Firefox
  • Rich Content Editor: New Canvas UI and Margin Width
  • Quizzes: Anonymous Surveys and Student Analysis, Question Bank Move/Copy Option, Quiz Submission API and Resume Quiz Option, Concluded or Inactive Instructor Enrollments and Grading Notifications, Quizzes and Section Enrollments, Quiz Log Essay Questions, Instructors and Quiz Submissions

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-02-20)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Account Settings: Restrict Future Enrollments in Courses List
  • SpeedGrader: Crocodoc Student Feedback Document Review

 

Updated Features

  • Analytics: Graph Enhancements
  • Announcements: Announcements Likes in Student Replies
  • Assignments: External Tool URL
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Enhancements, Course Nicknames (New UI Only)
  • Grades: Grades Sorting
  • Outcomes: Single Calculation Methods
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics Updates
  • Settings: Masquerade and Student View Notification Bars (New UI Only)

 

Other Updates

  • User Interface: Font Sizes
  • Login: Password Reset Field
  • Theme Editor (New UI only): Custom CSS/JS Upload Warning

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: API Page, Multiple Grading Periods IDs

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Analytics, Assignments, Calendar, Dashboard, Discussions, Gradebook, Modules, Outcomes, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics
  • APIs: Peer Reviews API
  • Assignments: External Tool Submissions, Assignment Group Weights and Designer Roles, Firefox Browser and Assignment Points, New Outcomes
  • Authentication: Email Addresses, Passwords and SIS IDs
  • Courses: Courses List and Instructor Enrollments
  • Discussions: Graded Discussions Attachments and Student File Quota
  • Files: Storage Quota and Adding Files
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Imports and Multiple Grading Periods, Multiple Grading Periods and Admin Permissions, Account Multiple Grading Periods and Course Gradebook Sorting, Q Icon, Negative Fudge Points
  • New Canvas UI: High Contrast Style and Custom CSS/JS Files, Narrow Screen and Quiz Questions
  • SpeedGrader: Group Submission Comments

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-30)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

Other Updates

  • Notifications: Discussion and Announcement Reply URLs
  • User Interface: Icon Updates, Dashboard (New Canvas UI Only), Default Font Size (New Canvas UI Only)

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: General, Analytics, Assignments, Calendar, Discussions, Files, Modules, Pages, Rich Content Editor, User Settings
  • APIs: Group Files API
  • Calendar: Calendar Feed, Differentiated Assignments and Section Dates
  • Assignments: Concluded Courses and Download All Submissions Button
  • Course Imports: Restricted Files and Modules
  • Course Settings: Concluded Enrollment Completed Date
  • Discussions: Student Attachments and Course File Quota
  • ePub Exports: Subfolders, Duplicate File Names
  • Files: CSS Relative URLs
  • Gradebook: Re-muted Assignments and Submission Comments, Differentiated Assignments, Individual View Gradebook and Submission Downloads
  • Languages: English (United Kingdom/Australia)
  • Link Validator: Overwritten Links
  • New Canvas UI: Theme Editor Branding (Beta Environment)
  • SpeedGrader: Grading Schemes and Assignment Resubmissions

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-01-09)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

New Canvas User Interface (UI): July 9

On July 9, 2016, the New Canvas Interface will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account.

New Features

  • Assignments: SIS Sync Icon
  • Authentication: Authentication Providers, Just In Time Provisioning
  • Notifications: International SMS

 

Updated Features

  • Account Settings: Student Term Dates and Content Access Restrictions
  • Assignments: Moderated Grading
  • Theme Editor: Theme Editor Templates
  • New Canvas UI: Global Navigation, Dashboard Cards, Course Navigation Menu
  • People: Login ID/SIS ID columns

 

Community Holiday

  • Account Settings: Post to SIS Assignment Default
  • Assignments: Filter by Grading Period
  • Grades: Hide Assignment Group Totals with Final Grade
  • Gradebook: Remove Student Names from Message Students Who, Percent Symbol in Percentage-based Assignments
  • People: Inactive Enrollment Type, Edit Enrollment Type

 

Other Updates

  • Authentication: Canvas Self Registration
  • Course Settings: Link Validator
  • Discussions: Discussion Reply Performance Enhancements
  • Grades: Graded Anonymously Column
  • Gradebook: Individual View Download Submissions Button, Differentiated Assignments and Arranging Columns by Due Date
  • Notifications: Bounced Channels, Custom Role Names
  • Reports: Last User Access Report
  • Rich Content Editor: Text Line Height

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Assignment Group API, Enrollments API, SIS CSV Format
  • External Apps (LTI): Media Full-screen Viewing

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Courses, Dashboard, Files, Modal Windows, Modules, Rich Content Editor, Dashboard
  • Announcements: Global Announcements and Languages, Disable Comments on Announcement and Marked as Read
  • Assignments: Assignment Groups, Grading Schemes, Muted Assignments and Assignment Group Totals
  • Calendar: Calendar Event Times
  • Conversations: Non-favorited Courses and Concluded Status
  • Course Settings: Grading Schemes
  • Courses: Course Home Page and Assignment List, Course End Date Setting and Concluded Enrollments, Sub-account Admins and SIS IDs
  • Discussions: Close for Comments and Marked As Read
  • Enrollments: Multiple Enrollments, Self Registration, Non-email Contact Methods, Last User Access Report
  • ePortfolios: ePortfolio Downloads
  • Files: Maximum File Size, Locked Media Files in IE 11 and Edge, Pages and Deleted Files
  • Grades: Grading Scheme Percentages, Message Students Who and Admin Roles, Gradebook CSV and SIS Login ID, Late Quiz Submissions
  • Modules: Duplicate File Names, Lock Dates and Must View Module Items, Multiple Date Anonymous Surveys, Submission Grades and Must Submit Module Items
  • New Canvas User Interface: Nav Background Color, Sub-Accounts
  • Notifications: Custom Role Names, Observer Enrollments, Graded Discussions
  • Outcomes: Outcome Groups
  • Quizzes: Quiz Formula Question Sorting, Anonymous Surveys and Student Names, Essay Answer Symbols in Student Analysis Reports
  • Rich Content Editor: Link to URL Button, Text Links and Images, Locked Embedded Image Files
  • SpeedGrader: Differentiated Quizzes and Late Status, PCs and Content Expansion

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-12-19)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

December 12 release postponed to December 19

The release scheduled for this Saturday, December 12, will move back one week to December 19. Canvas has experienced a few performance hiccups over the last few days, and although we’re very confident about the quality of the release, we will wait to introduce new features and other changes to the production environment until after the end of the traditional final exam window next Friday. We apologize for the short notice on this change.

 

January 2 release postponed to January 9

The release scheduled for Saturday, January 2, will move back one week to January 9. We want you to enjoy your New Year’s weekend without having to worry about the Canvas changes. Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have questions or concerns about these changes.

New Features

  • Assignments: Moderated Grading
  • Course Settings: ePub Exports, Link Validator
  • SpeedGrader: Anonymous Grading

 

Updated Features

  • Calendar: Calendar Export Assignment Descriptions
  • People: Section-Limited User Roles

 

Other Updates

  • Calendar: Scheduler Messages
  • Grades: Ungraded Quizzes and Student Grade Totals
  • New Canvas UI: High Contrast Styles and Institution Logo
  • People: Observers and Active Enrollment State
  • SpeedGrader: Firefox Crocodoc Annotations

 

Platform/Integration

  • APIs: Submissions API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Analytics, Calendar, Dashboard, Course Setup Checklist, Discussions, Files
  • APIs: Enrollments API, Gradebook History API, Submissions API, Quiz Submissions API
  • Assignments: Downloaded Submission File Names, Long Assignment Submission File Names and Turnitin
  • Authentication: Microsoft Office and Shibboleth
  • Conversations: Group Individual Messages, Recorded Media and File Names
  • Files: File Downloads and Text-Based Files, Folder Names, Files Move Menu, Folder File Previews
  • Gradebook: Message Students Who are Large Enrollment Courses
  • Grades: Multiple Grading Period Availability Dates, Account-Level Grading Schemes and Courses
  • Modules: Firefox and Long File Names, Module Requirement Removal and Sequential Order, Uploaded Files and Published State
  • Notifications: Differentiated Assignments
  • Pages: Page Display Limit
  • Permissions: Change Course State, Admins and Course Selection, Admin Masquerading
  • Quizzes: Access Code Quiz Previews, Images and Quiz File Name, Quiz Regrade, Symbols and HTML Encoding, Question Banks and Multiple Questions, Course Sections with No End Date, Quiz Grade Fields
  • SpeedGrader: Student Resubmissions and Original Markups, Submission Status Sorting in Various Browsers

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-11-21)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Turnitin LTI (External Apps)

Turnitin has created an LTI tool to use for Turnitin assignments in Canvas. The Turnitin LTI will replace the Turnitin Canvas plugin (API), which will be deprecated at a later date. If you are a Canvas admin whose institution is using Turnitin and want to switch to the LTI, please contact your Turnitin account representative for your external app credentials. The Turnitin LTI can be configured for your account as shown in the External App URL lesson. All Canvas Guides Turnitin documentation will be updated as part of the November 21 release for institutions who have already enabled the LTI or want to learn more about the LTI.

New Features

  • Gradebook: Grading Period Totals
  • Gradebook: Grading Period CSV Exports
  • Grades: Grading Period View
  • New Canvas UI: Dashboard Course Nickname

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Anonymous Grading Student View

 

Other Updates

  • Assignments: Assignment Link
  • Assignments: Submission Attachments and User Quotas
  • Calendar: Assignment Publish Toggle
  • Dashboard: Sidebar Performance Improvements
  • Settings: Feature Option Toggle
  • Settings: ePub Export
  • SpeedGrader: Firefox Crocodoc Annotations
  • Theme Editor: Login Page Logo

 

Platform/Integration

  • Developer Keys: Refresh Tokens

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Conversations, Dashboard, ePortfolio, Modules, Quizzes, User Settings
  • Accounts: Subaccount User Listings
  • APIs: Analytics API, Enrollments API
  • Assignments: File Uploads and Users in Additional Accounts, Save and Publish Button Notifications, Automatic Peer Review Distribution, Submission Attachments and User Quotas
  • Calendar: Scheduler Appointment Time Slots, Scheduler Group Appointments and Group Memberships
  • Conversations: Send Message in People Page
  • Course Imports: Moodle and Duplicate Page Titles, Discussion and Quiz Assignment Groups
  • Dashboard: Coming Up Sidebar List
  • Discussions: Deleted Graded Discussions and Discussion State, Group Discussions in Unpublished Courses
  • Enrollments: Future Enrollments
  • XML SIS Imports and Time Zones: SIS Imports and User Count, Masquerading and Time Zone Display, SIS Enrollments and Section Edits
  • External Apps: External Tool Submissions and Student Analytics
  • Files: Folder with Multiple Files
  • Grades: Student Grades Counter and Deleted Assignments, Safari Browser and Student Grades
  • Gradebook: Total Column Options, Concluded Courses and Download All Submissions Button, Post Grades to SIS and Quiz Totals
  • Modules: Overdue Icon, Modules and Visible Completion Requirements
  • New Canvas UI: Theme Editor and Internet Explorer 11
  • Outcomes: Account-Level Outcomes and Course Permissions, Outcomes and Rubrics, Deleted Outcomes and Learning Mastery Gradebook
  • Permissions: Student Login IDs, View User Grades
  • Profiles: Profile Pictures and 250 Users
  • Quizzes: Ungraded Survey and Point Values, Ungraded Quiz UI Mismatch, Embedded Media and Updated Quizzes, Symbols and Quiz Answers, Instructor Grade Notifications
  • Rich Content Editor: Preformatted Text
  • SpeedGrader: File Attachments and Comment Submission, Rubric Scrolling, SpeedGrader Auto Downloads, Document Previewer and Peer-Reviewed Assignments, Student Graded Status for Manually Graded Quiz Questions

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-10-31)

New Features

  • Theme Editor: Watermark Opacity Slider, CSS/JS Upload Updates, Subaccount Branding Progress

 

Updated Features

  • Admin: User Default Email Edits, Grade Change Activity Log
  • Announcements: Cancel Button
  • Discussions: Cancel Button
  • New Canvas User Interface: Announcements and Discussions Dashboard Badges
  • Gradebook: Differentiated Assignments and Multiple Grading Periods
  • Modules: Requirements and Sequential Order Placement
  • Quizzes: Quiz Statistics and Section Views, Numerical Answer with Precision

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Courses API, Submissions API

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Announcements, Courses Page (Account), Dashboard (New UI), Discussions, Grades, Modules, Notifications, SpeedGrader
  • Admin: Enrollment Activity Report and Users in Additional Accounts, Login/Logout Activity Report, Grade Export and Section Changes, User Default Emails
  • APIs: Content Migration API, Enrollments API, Modules API, Users API
  • Assignments: Turnitin Date Substitution Variables, Restricted File Types and File Uploads
  • Authentication: Microsoft Office and Shibboleth
  • Calendar: Daylight Savings and Recurring Calendar Events
  • Conferences: Concluded Enrollments and Conferences
  • Conversations: Missing Names
  • Course Imports: Module Requirements, Disable Comments Setting
  • Course Settings: Join This Course Button in Chrome with New UI
  • Course Setup Checklist: Course Publishing and TAs, Password Reset Email Address, Password Reset and Capital Letters
  • Discussions: Group Discussion Order, Concluded Enrollments and Replies
  • Enrollments: SIS Enrollments and Groups
  • Files: File Upload Warning, Locked Files and Previous Access
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Quiz Icon and Zero Points, Message Students Who Haven’t Submitted Yet, Export Links, Everyone Else Grades and Grading Periods, Differentiated Assignments and Multiple Grading Periods, Muted Assignment Icon and Internet Explorer 11, Internet Explorer 10 Display, Not Graded Assignments and Muted Assignment Icon
  • Groups: Add Group Set in New Canvas UI
  • Modules: Requirements and Sequential Order Placement, Modules Drag and Drop, Locked Dates and Unauthenticated Users
  • Notifications: Opt-in Scores Account Setting and Notifications, Notification Columns and Long Email Addresses
  • Pages: View All Pages Button
  • People: Pending Invitations and Sections
  • Permissions: Manage Courses, Course Syllabus Edits, Manage Course Files, Students and Membership Details, Manage Modules
  • Quizzes: Formula Questions and Decimals, Formula Questions and Rounding, Formula Questions and Auto Scrolling, Numerical Answer Quiz Edits, Course End Date Setting and Concluded Enrollments, Multiple Question Types and Correct Answer Text, Observers and Correct Answer Views before Final Attempt, Fill-in-the-Blank Questions and Blank Answers, Question Banks and Concluded Courses
  • SpeedGrader: Student Submission Downloads, Student Graded Status, Google Chrome Speech-to-text Recognition
  • Student View: Student View and Support Tickets
  • Syllabus: Syllabus Assignments and Events Differentiation

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-10-10)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

On October 10, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. Learn more about the New Canvas UI.

 

New Canvas Notification IP Addresses

On October 10, we're adding four new Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to our notifications IP list. If your institution adds Canvas notification IPs to whitelists for your network firewall or email management system, please whitelist the new IP addresses by October 10 to ensure your users continue to receive Canvas notifications:

  • 54.240.14.1 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.2 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.198 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.199 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.105 (new)
  • 54.240.14.139 (new)
  • 54.240.14.154 (new)
  • 54.240.14.188 (new)

 

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

New Features

  • Modules: And/Or Requirements
  • Calendar: Scheduler Comments

 

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Peer Review Notifications
  • Files: Usage Rights and Publishing State
  • New Canvas UI: Term Names, Global Navigation Groups Icon, Login Styles
  • Quizzes: Quiz Question Breakdown by User
  • Theme Editor: Logo Sidebar Branding

 

Other Canvas Updates

  • Gradebook: Muted Assignments Total Column Icon
  • Languages: Maori
  • Permissions: Manage All Other Course Content

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Unique Page Titles in API Documentation, Authentication Providers API
  • Canvas Substitution Variables: LTI Launch Dates
  • Developer Keys: Deactivate Keys
  • External Apps: Turnitin, Canvas Substitution Variables

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility [Assignments, Dashboard, Grades, Modules]
  • Account Settings [Course Before and After Dates]
  • Admin Tools [Course Activity Log]
  • APIs [Groups API, Pagination, Users API]
  • Assignments [Complete/Incomplete Assignments, Turnitin]
  • Conferences [Student Groups]
  • Conversations [Attachments, Admin Messages]
  • Course Imports [Concluded Course Imports, Question Marks in Titles]
  • Enrollments [Login Label and Password Reset]
  • Files [Subfolder File Previews, UTF-8 File Names, File Search]
  • Gradebook [learning Mastery Gradebook, Multiple Grading Period End Time, Dropped Scores, Student Grades Indicator and Unpublished Assignments, Grade Imports and Complete/Incomplete Assignments]
  • Languages [Chinese]
  • Modules [Module Header and Prerequisites, Incomplete Quiz Attempts and Must Submit Module Requirement, Published Modules and Student View]
  • People [Long Course Names and Enrollment Options]
  • Permissions [Add/Remove Other Teachers, Course Designers or TAs to the Courses]
  • Quizzes [Lock Questions after Answering Quiz Previews, Extra Time Quiz Options, Past Quiz Previews, Respondus Lockdown Browser, Math Equation Editor Brackets]
  • SpeedGrader [Late Quizzes]

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-09-19)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

On October 10, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. Learn more about the New Canvas UI.

 

New Canvas Notification IP Addresses

On October 10, we're adding four new Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to our notifications IP list. If your institution adds Canvas notification IPs to whitelists for your network firewall or email management system, please whitelist the new IP addresses by October 10 to ensure your users continue to receive Canvas notifications:

  • 54.240.14.1 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.2 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.198 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.199 (existing)
  • 54.240.14.105 (new)
  • 54.240.14.139 (new)
  • 54.240.14.154 (new)
  • 54.240.14.188 (new)

 

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have any questions or concerns.

 New Features

  • Calendar: Recurring Events (Feature Option)
  • Conferences: Polling
  • Groups: Conclude Groups at Course Conclusion

 

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Muted Assignments
  • New Canvas UI: Admin Navigation, Login Page Layout
  • People: SIS Enrollment and Remove from Course Option
  • Permissions: Rubrics, Global Announcements
  • Theme Editor: Subaccount Customization, K12 Theme Template Access, Login Customization
  • SpeedGrader: Manual Quiz Question Grading, Hiding Names in Anonymous Surveys

 

Other Canvas Updates

  • Gradebook: Post Grades to SIS Button
  • Notifications: Notification Styles (global announcements)

 

 Platform/Integration Updates

  • Account Navigation: Developer Keys
  • APIs: SIS Integration API, Submissions API, Outcome Results API

 

 Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility [Account Settings, Announcements, Course Navigation, Course Settings, Discussions, Global Navigation, Pages, Quizzes, RIch Content Editor, Rubrics, SpeedGrader, Theme Editor, User Settings]
  • APIs [User Observee API]
  • Assignments [Admin Role]
  • Calendar [Description Content, Everyone Due Dates]
  • Conferences [Adobe Connect and Conferences Index Page]
  • Course Imports [Deleted Enrollments and Sections]
  • Course Settings [Course Reset and Integration IDs]
  • Dashboard [Peer Review Icons]
  • Discussions [Deleted Discussions]
  • ePortfolios [Uploaded Files and Embedded Images]
  • Grades [Invalid Characters and Graded State]
  • Groups [Course Conclude]
  • New Canvas UI [Dashboard Recent Feedback in Firefox]
  • Pages [Links and Escaped Characters]
  • Permissions [Rubrics, Global Announcements]
  • Quizzes [Question Banks with More than 51 Quiz Questions, Term Dates and Auto-submission Quizzes]
  • SpeedGrader [Manual Quiz Question Grading]

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-08-31)

New Canvas UI in Free-for-Teacher Accounts

In the next few weeks, the New Canvas User Interface (UI) will be enabled for all canvas courses in Free-for-Teacher accounts. Additional information will be available in the next release. 

Updated Features

  • Course Home Page: Published Link
  • Groups: Clone Group Set
  • SpeedGrader: External URLs

 

Platform/Integration Updates

  • APIs: Accounts, Discussion Topics, Notifications, Quiz Question Group
  • External Apps (LTI Tools): Account-Level App Placement

 

Other Canvas Updates

  • Course Imports: User Roles
  • Courses: Course List Details
  • Courses: Course Navigation Term Date
  • Notifications: External Mail Handling
  • User Settings: Time Zones

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility [General, Announcements, Assignments, Conferences, Course Settings, Courses, Discussions, Modules, Quizzes]
  • APIs [Content Migration, Courses API and Sections, Courses API and Grading Schemes]
  • Assignments [Excused Assignments with No Submission]
  • Course Imports [Mail Link Commas, Course Setup Checklist]
  • Enrollments [Login Page]
  • External Apps (LTI Tools) [Placement Display]
  • Gradebook [Gradebook Imports and Excused Assignments, Grading Periods and CSV Uploads, Empty CSV Uploads]
  • Media [Subtitles and Full Screen]
  • Modules [Module Completion (New Canvas UI)]
  • Observers [Parent Observers and Deleted Logins]
  • People [Observers in Multiple Sections, SIS Enrollments and Remove from Course Option, Access Report Content Column]
  • Permissions [Manage Wiki (Pages)]
  • Quizzes [Student View Reset, Outcome Mastery and Question Banks, Quiz Logs and Event Sorting, Quiz Take Button and Section Dates, Character Limit for Matching and Multiple Drop-down Questions, Instructor Quiz Previews and Concluded Courses]
  • Rich Content Editor [Table Page Links]

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-08-08)

New Features

  • New Canvas User Interface: Global Dashboard & Navigation, Responsive Design, Theme Editor
  • People: Student Interactions Report Overview

 

Updated Features

  • Collaborations: Etherpad (no longer supported)
  • Gradebook: Excuse an Assignment in Individual View
  • Grades: Total Column Decimals
  • Outcomes: Decaying Average Calculation
  • Quizzes: Quiz Item Analysis Calculation
  • Rich Content Editor: Default Icons

 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility [Assignments, Files, Gradebook, People]
  • APIs [Search API, Account Domain Lookups, Tabs API, Users API]
  • Conferences [Adobe Connect]
  • Conversations [Group Messages and Section-limited Roles]
  • Course Imports [Answer Comment Symbols in Quizzes, Closed Discussions, Discussion Editing Setting, Discussion Group Categories]
  • Dashboard [Unenrolled Students and Assignment Notifications]
  • Discussions [Grading Schemes]
  • Files [Folder Previews]
  • Groups [Adding Students in Unpublished Courses]
  • Modules [Term-concluded Courses, Module Progression with Excused Assignments]
  • Pages [New Pages]
  • People [Observers in Multiple Sections]
  • Permissions [Manage Wiki [Pages]
  • Quizzes [Question Groups and Negative Points, Quiz Take Button and Section Dates]

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-07-18)

Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

Differentiated Assignments: July 18

On July 18, 2015, Differentiated Assignments will no longer be a Feature option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. Learn more about Differentiated Assignments.

 

EtherPad Collaborations: August 8

On August 8, 2015, all existing Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted. Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at Etherpad.org. As a product alternative, users can also create Google Docs collaborations in Canvas.

 

(Note: Recurring Calendar Events was reverted this release)

Updated Features

  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignment Section and Student List
  • Assignments: Peer Review Student Names
    • Assignments: Assignment Details and Locked Assignments
    • Assignments: Assignment Submissions Button
    • Files: Files Navigation Link and Content Selector Tab
    • Gradebook: Grades and Concluded Grading Periods
    • Gradebook: Incomplete Quiz Score Icon
    • Notifications: Excused Assignment Notifications
    • Outcomes: Imported Account-Level Outcomes
    • SpeedGrader:  Submission URLs
    • SpeedGrader: Autosave SpeedGrader Comments
    • Users: Manage Profile Pictures

     

    Permissions Updates

    • Account: Changing User Passwords [See List of Users and Modify Login Details]
    • Course: Viewing Grader Comments in Rubrics [View All Grades]

     

    Other Canvas Updates

    • Account Settings: Edit Name
    • Authentication: SAML
    • Feature Options: Canvas Catalog now Public Course Index
    • Languages: Swedish and Danish

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • APIs: Courses, Peer Reviews, Quiz Questions

     

    Fixed Bugs

    • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Conferences, Course Settings, Date Fields, Gradebook Individual View, Modules, People, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, People
    • Accounts: Sub-Account Deletion
    • APIs: Users API, Submissions API
    • Assignments: Differentiated Assignment Section and Student List, Deleted Files and Submission Downloads, Assignment Groups and Grading Rules, LTI Tool Submissions, Google Drive Submissions and File Extensions, Assignment Dropping Across Browsers
    • Calendar: Scheduler and Appointment Dates
    • Conferences: Concluded Conferences and Recordings
    • Course Imports: Respondus 4.0 Quizzes, Quiz Question Group Names, Quiz Question Links
    • Dashboard [Dashboard Links and Shared Accounts, Username Breadcrumb on Grades Page, Recent Activity Stream and Graded Discussions]
    • Discussions [HTML Help Option]
    • Enrollments [Special Characters and SIS CSV Files]
    • Files [Last Modified Column, Files Navigation LInk and Content Selector Files Tab, Restricted Files and Unpublished Folders in Concluded Courses, Zip Files and non-UTF8 Characters]
    • Gradebook [Secondary ID and SIS User/Login for Users with Multiple Logins, Concluded Enrollments, Imported File Confirmation Banner, Gradebook CSV Uploads and Grading Scheme, Grade Changes in Grading WIndow, Gradebook CSV and Long Course Name, Gradebook History, Gradebook and CSV File Display Names, Message Students Who Filter, Course-Level Grading Schemes and Letter Grade Assignments, Weighted Assignment Group Rounding]
    • Grades [Observer and Course Menu]
    • Groups [Unpublished Courses]
    • Modules [Files Navigation Link, Modules, and Public Courses, Module Lock Instructor Notification, Media Files and Must View page Requirements, Module Progressions and Manual Grades]
    • Notifications [Graded Discussion Replies and Notifications]
    • Outcomes [Removing Account-level Outcomes, Account-level Outcome Edits, Display Name Validation]
    • Permissions [Changing User Passwords, Gradebook CSV File Downloads, Viewing Grader Comments in Rubrics]
    • Quizzes [Surveys and Fill-in-the-Blank Questions, Quiz Details Point Value and Question Groups, Showing Correct Answers after Last Attempt and Manual Grades, Matching Question Updates and Left-column Answers, Quiz Previews and Until Dates]
    • Rich Content Editor [Image Links in Firefox, Equation Editor Page Position]
    • SpeedGrader [ Submission URLs, Deleted Files and Submission Downloads]
    • Users [Profile Pictures]

     

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-27)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    Differentiated Assignments: July 18

    On July 18, 2015, Differentiated Assignments will no longer be a Feature option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change includes both Differentiated Assignments by section and individual users, which is part of this production release.

     New Features

    • Canvas Help: Ticketing System Choice
    • Gradebook: Excuse and Assignment
    • Gradebook: Multiple Grading Periods
    • Modules: Mark as Done

     

    Updated Features

    • Authentication: Observers and LDAP/SAML
    • Canvas Login: Password Reset Notification

     

    Other Canvas Updates

    • Quizzes: Quiz Question Background Color
    • User Settings: Bounced Warning for Single Communication Channels

     

    Fixed Bugs

    • Accessibility [Accounts, Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, User Settings]
    • APIs [Account Reports API]
    • Assignments [Assignment Submission Type Error Message]
    • Course Imports [Course Settings and Grading Schemes, Course Copy and Default Group Sets, Angel Quiz Feedback]
    • Discussions [Concluded Enrollments]
    • Enrollments [Active Enrollments in Concluded Courses]
    • Files [Scroll Bar in Firefox and Internet Explorer, Long Folder Names]
    • Notifications [Unpublished Deleted Items]
    • Pages [Page Edits in Internet Explorer, Tables and Page Sidebar]
    • People [Student Interactions Report Messages]
    • Quizzes [Quiz Extensions, Quiz Submissions Dates]
    • SpeedGrader [Group Assignments, Complete/Incomplete Grades, Null Rubric Scores]
    • Media [Media Files in Safari

    InstructureCon Release Notes (2015-06-17)

    The new Canvas interface design is still actively being worked on as a feature option and is set to release to production later this year. We are currently enabling the feature option selectively to admins and institutions as an early access Beta release. This process will help facilitate further development through the summer while letting users access the new and improved Canvas interface. Currently this feature is only available in Beta. If your institution is interested in enabling this feature in Beta, please contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM). Production availability will be announced in a future release.

    • Global Dashboard & Navigation
    • Responsive Design

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-06-06)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    Ticketing System Choice: June 27

    On June 27, 2015, Canvas Support is moving from Zendesk to Salesforce Service Cloud. Your institution can use Service Cloud, or you can choose to send your tickets elsewhere with our Ticketing System Choice feature. Beta testing for this system is  available through your Customer Success Manager (CSM). If you aren’t already part of Canvas Labs, which is the space in the Canvas Community containing all the details about this transition, please contact your CSM.

     

    Differentiated Assignments: July 18

    On July 18, 2015, Differentiated Assignments will no longer be a Feature option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change includes both Differentiated Assignments by section and individual users, which is part of this production release.

    New Features

    • Calendar: Custom Colors
    • Assignments: Differentiated Assignments by Individual
    • User Profile: Student Submission Exports

     

    Updated Features

    • Admin Settings: Reports
    • Collaborations: Etherpad (no longer in Canvas)
    • Gradebook: Persistent Gradebook Columns & Total Grade Rounding
    • Notifications: Conferences Recordings

     

    Other Canvas Updates

    • Authentication: Canvas Login Parameters
    • Dashboard: Instructor To-Do List and Ignore Forever Link
    • Files: Better File Browsing Enabled Feature Option
    • People: User Validation Column Header
    • Settings: Feature Options Buttons
    • Technology Upgrades: Ruby 2.1 and Passenger 5.1

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • APIs: Groups, Quizzes API, Submissions API, Users API, SIS Reactivation Endpoints

     

    Fixed Bugs

    • Accessibility [Announcements, Assignments, Collaborations, Conferences, Pages, Quizzes, SpeedGrader, Syllabus]
    • Accounts [Sub-Account Course Content, New User Accounts]
    • Admin Settings [Account Reports and Name Suffixes, SIS Exports and Pending Enrollments]
    • Announcements [Delayed Announcements and Post Order]
    • APIs [Users API]
    • Assignments [Student View Reset and Assessments, Deleted Group Categories, Group Assignments and External Tools, Assignment Index Page}
    • Calendar [Scheduler Appointment Groups, Scheduler Sign-up Link, Scheduler and Syllabus Events]
    • Conversations [Message Processors]
    • Course Imports [Folder Names with Question Marks, Moodle Quizzes]
    • Courses [Concluded Courses and Student Grades, Concluded Courses and To-Do Items]
    • Discussions [Discussion Replies and Hyperlinks]
    • Files [User File Previews, HTML File Previews, Course Files and Instructor User Files, Group Files Page Links]
    • Gradebook [CSV Downloads in Safari, Individual View and Upload Scores]
    • Modules [LTI Tools, Files and Modules Prerequisites, Pages and Modules Requirements, Quizzes and Modules Requirements, Publish Icons, File Module Items]
    • Notifications [Rejected Enrollments, Announcements, HTML Characters in Announcement Links, Collaborations]
    • Pages [Edit Page Window Size]
    • People [Pending Course Invitations]
    • Rich Content Editor [Hyperlinks and Internet Explorer 11, Table Spacing]
    • Sections [Section Dates Override]
    • Student Learning Mastery Gradebook [Outcome Alignments]
    • SpeedGrader [Multiple Assessments, Student View and Graded Assignment Count, Student View Reset and Graded Assignment Count]

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-05-16)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    New Files (Better File Browsing): June 6

    On June 6, 2015, the new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature

    Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels. Learn more about New Files.

     

    Etherpad Collaborations: June 6

    On June 6, 2015, Canvas will no longer host new Etherpad collaborations because Etherpad cannot integrate with Canvas user authentication. Users that have links to existing collaborations will see a warning message notifying them to migrate any necessary content before August 8, when all Etherpad collaborations that are hosted by Canvas will be permanently deleted. Institutions who still want to use Etherpad as a collaboration tool can set up their own Etherpad server and integrate it with Canvas. Learn more about the open source Etherpad project at Etherpad.org. As a product alternative, users can also create Google Docs collaborations in Canvas.

     

    Ticketing System Choice: June 27

    On June 27, 2015, Canvas Support is moving from Zendesk to Salesforce Service Cloud. Your institution can use Service Cloud, or you can choose to send your tickets elsewhere with our Ticketing System Choice feature. Beta testing for this system is now available through your Customer Success Manager (CSM). If you aren’t already part of Canvas Labs, which is the space in the Canvas Community containing all the details about this transition, please contact your CSM.

    New Features

    • Discussions: Like Icon

     

    Updated Features

    • Assignments: Save & Publish Button
    • Assignments: Student Submission Detail Page
    • Conferences: Big Blue Enhancements
    • Discussions: Save & Publish Button
    • Free-for-Teacher Canvas Registration: Email Field
    • Gradebook: Assignment Columns and Return/Enter Key
    • Groups: Rich Content Editor and LTI Tools
    • Gradebook: Asynchronous Downloads
    • Pages: Save & Publish Button
    • Quizzes: Save & Publish Button
    • Quizzes: Quiz Question Answer Comments and Rich Content Editor

     

    Other Updates

    • Conferences: Server Timeout Protection

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • APIs: Enrollments API, Quiz Questions API
    • Canvas Substitution Variables: External Tools
    • OAuth: OAuth 2 Tokens, LTI Launch URLs and GET Params

     

    Fixed Bugs

    • Accessibility [Assignments, Calendar, Discussions, Global Dashboard, Gradebook, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Web Services]
    • Analytics [Median Scores]
    • Announcements [RSS Feed, Disable Announcements Setting]
    • Assignments [External Tools]
    • Calendar [Create Button]
    • Conferences [Group Conferences]
    • Course Enrollments [Deleted SIS Imports, Multiple Sections in Course List]
    • Course Imports [Blackboard Quizzes, Matching Questions, Re-importing Quizzes, Peer Review Assignments, Front Page Indicator, Deleted Assignments and Student Submissions, Announcements List Order, Quiz Question HTML Comments, Disable Announcements Setting]
    • Course Settings [Student Time Zone]
    • Discussions [Podcasts and RSS Feed]
    • Files [Usage Rights and ZIP Files, Media Previews]
    • Modules [Video Files, File Uploads, Module Requirement and Manual Grades]
    • Pages [Page History]
    • People [Total Activity]
    • Quizzes [Quiz Questions, Question Groups, and Question Banks]
    • Rich Content Editor [Span Tag]
    • Rubrics [Criterion Edits, Use-for-Grading Option]
    • SpeedGrader [Anonymous Grading and Quizzes]

    Canvas Production Release Notes (2015-04-25)

    Upcoming Canvas Changes

     

    As of today (April 20), Google has deprecated the Google Docs API used in Canvas features such as submitting a Google doc to an assignment and Google collaborations. Users who have previously connected their Canvas and Google accounts will be prompted to re-authorize their connection, either by accessing Collaborations or a Google Docs assignment submission, or by manually re-enabling Google as a web service in their personal settings.

     

    On June 6, 2015, the following changes will be made in Canvas:

    • Differentiated Assignments (by section) will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature.
    • The new Files interface (Better File Browsing) will no longer be a Feature Option in Canvas and will be enabled for all Canvas users as a standard feature. This change will enable New Files on the course and user levels.

    New Features

    • Assignments : Anonymous Peer Reviews & SCORM LTI Tool

     

    Updated Features

    • Assignments : Assignment Shell Date Variation
    • Discussions : SpeedGrader Link
    • Notifications  : Email Processor for Hard-Bounced Communication Warnings
    • Rich Content Editor : Menu Bar
    • Student Learning Mastery Gradebook : Student Graph

     

    Platform/Integration Updates

    • Canvas Substitution Variables: Assignments & APIs
    • APIs: Roles API

     

    Fixed Bugs

    • Accessibility [General, Admin, Assignments, Calendar, Conversations, Discussions, Files, Grades, Groups, Media, Pages, Quizzes, Rich Content Editor, Rubrics]
    • APIs [Account Reports API, Files API and Mobile Apps]
    • Announcements [Announcement RSS Feed]
    • Assignments [Text Entry Submissions, Students: View Rubric]
    • Calendar [Graded Discussions]
    • Course Imports [D2L Imports, Numerical Error Margin Decimals, Direct Module Links]
    • Course Settings [Future Enrollments]
    • Dashboard [Dashboard To-Do List Icons in Internet Explorer]
    • Discussions [Embedded Images]
    • Files [Files in Concluded Courses, Downloadable Locked Files, Public Syllabus Files, Usage Rights for Course Files in Personal Files, Files in Beta and Test Environments, Locked Media File Previews]
    • Gradebook [Email Notifications, Comments in Muted Assignments]
    • Groups [Locked Group Discussions, Group Assignment Edits, Group Discussion RSS Feed]
    • Media [Media Players]
    • Modules [Unpublished Modules in Pages, Modules with Greater than 100 Module Items, Modules and External Tools, Locked Modules and View Page Requirements]
    • Notifications [Concluded Sections, Unpublished Graded Discussions]
    • Pages [HTML Anchors in Chrome/Safari, Pages and Capital Letters]
    • Permissions [Group Pages, Group Pages and Course Discussion]
    • Quizzes [Manually Concluded Courses and Quiz Submissions, Equation Edits and the Rich Content Editor, Quiz Moderation and Students in Multiple Sections]
    • Rich Content Editor [Menu Options, At (@) Symbol and Link to URL]
    • Student Learning Mastery Gradebook [Multiple Sections]

    Attachments

      Outcomes